Catalog Archive
Auction 151, Lot 401

"Guiana sive Amazonum Regio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana

Period: 1652 (circa)

Publication: Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 14.7 inches
48.8 x 37.3 cm

This striking map of Guiana covers the coastline from the Isla Margarita in the northwest to the coast of northern Brazil near Sao Luis east of the Amazon delta. At center lies a large inland sea, Parime Lacus, on whose northwestern shore lies the fabled city Manoa del Dorado, or the golden city of the Incas. The search for this city led many explorers, including Sir Walter Raleigh, on wild adventures through the jungles. The map is beautifully decorated with three cartouches, ships engaged in a sea battle, a sea monster, and a fine compass rose. French text on verso, published between 1652-58.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #9840:1.2.

Condition: B+

A strong impression with light printer's ink residue, minor show-through of text on verso, and light soiling.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 11/19/2014