Auction 140, Lot 382

"Pas-Kaart van de Zee-Kusten van Guiana tusschen Cabo Noord en Rio Amano…", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Guyana

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
23.3 x 20.5 inches
59.2 x 52.1 cm

Scarce sea chart centering on the bay at what is now Georgetown in Guyana, with an inset of the mouth of the Essequibo River and a plan of Fort Cajana. The map is detailed with soundings, currents, shoals and anchorages and embellished with rhumb lines, a sailing ship and compass roses oriented with north to the right. The striking title cartouche features two natives with their tame leopards.

References:

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light offsetting and a few small abrasions and a tiny tear in the upper right blank margin.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/23/2012

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