Auction 156, Lot 391

"Carte de la Guyane, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.6 x 9.3 inches
32 x 23.6 cm

Very attractive chart showing the northeast coast of South America from west of the Essequibo River to Cap de Nord, just above the entrance to the Amazon River. The primary harbors of Paramaribo and Cayenne are identified, with only mountains & rivers appearing inland. Adorned with a compass rose and a very decorative title cartouche with leaf, scroll, flower and shell motifs.

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Condition: A

A crisp impression with a hint of offsetting and a few tiny spots.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Unsold

Closed on 2/17/2016

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