"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.
A nice impression and attractive color with very light toning.