"Pas-kaart van de Zee-kusten van Guiana Tusschen Cabo Noord en Rio Amano...", Keulen, Johannes van
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
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.