"Guiana sive Amazonum Regio", Valck and Schenk
Subject: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.9 x 14.6 inches
48 x 37.1 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 its northwestern shore is 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. This is Valck and Schenk's re-issue of Jansson's map, with a blank verso.
Full original color with one small paper flaw below the title cartouche.