"[Lot of 2] A Chart of the Coast of Guayana, from the Entrance of the River Orinoco… to the Entrance of the River Amazones [and] Coste de Guayane Autrement France Equinoctiale en la Terre-Ferme d'Amerique…",
Subject: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
Period: 1677-1775 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
A. A Chart of the Coast of Guayana, From the Entrance of the River Orinoco..., by Mount & Page, from The English Pilot, circa 1775 (24.1 x 18.2"). This navigational chart depicts the coastline from the Orinoco to the Amazon Rivers, with many small islands, navigational hazards, and two forts noted (Kick over all Fort and Fort Nassau). Two large insets show the entrances to the Orinoco and Suriname Rivers in great detail, with numerous soundings. The map is attributed to Robert Waddington. Ref: Sellers & Van Ee #2145. Condition: Issued folding, now pressed with light soiling and two archivally repaired tears that enter 1.5" at top right and 3" at bottom right into map. Trimmed to neatline at bottom, with minor loss of neatline. (B)
B. Coste de Guayane Autrement France Equinoctiale en la Terre-Ferme d'Amerique Suivant les Dernieres Relations, by Pierre Duval, from Cartes de Geographie les Plus Nouvelles et les Plus Fideles…, dated 1677 (13.2 x 10.2"). Handsome map of the coast of present day Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. Detail is confined to the coastline and rivers with the locations of colonies and villages noted. In the interior and at bottom left of the map is the mythical Lac Parime, on whose northwestern shore lies the fabled city of Manoa el Dorado, or the Golden City of the Incas. Large inset map of Isle Cayene. Finely engraved, decorative title cartouche. Ref: Pastoureau, Duval II D. Condition: Wide original margins on watermarked paper with light toning along centerfold and faint damp stains in blank margins, far from map. (B+)
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