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Auction 150, Lot 372

"Guiane Divisee en Guiane et Caribane", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Geographise en Historises Werelt Beschryving

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 7.9 inches
27.4 x 20.1 cm

This small map covers the coastline from Trinidad to the mouth of the Amazon River. The interior is dominated by the huge, mythical lake (Parime) with the legendary city of El Dorado (Manoa el Dorado) on its shores. The map is very detailed, particularly along the coastline, and handsomely decorated with a large title cartouche.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON II F.

Condition: B+

A nice impression and attractive color with very light toning.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 9/17/2014