Auction 142, Lot 362

"La Ville de Cayenne pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Cayenne, French Guiana

Period: 1753 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 8.7 inches
27.4 x 22.1 cm

Detailed plan of the fortified city held by the French, but twice captured by the Dutch in the 17th Century. It later became a French penal colony for nearly a century. This example shows the hospital, church and names several roads. The map is decorated with a floral title cartouche and a compass rose orienting the map to the northwest.


Condition: A

Issued folding with light offsetting. Binding trim at top left has been repaired with old paper.

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sold for: $60

Closed on 11/28/2012