Auction 154, Lot 361

"Pas-kaart van de Zee-kusten van Guiana Tusschen Cabo Noord en Rio Amano...", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Guyana

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.2 x 20.4 inches
58.9 x 51.8 cm

This scarce sea chart centers on the bay at what is now Georgetown in Guyana, with an inset of the mouth of the Essequibo River and a plan of Fort Cajana. The map is detailed with soundings, currents, shoals, and anchorages and embellished with rhumb lines, a sailing ship, and compass roses oriented with north to the right. The striking title cartouche features two natives with their tame leopards.

References:

Condition: B+

There are two light damp stains that enter into the image at bottom left and bottom right, as well as minor printer's ink residue. A few chips in the blank margins have been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/16/2015

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