"Guiana, Verdeelt in Guiana en Caribana", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
Period: 1705 (published)
Publication: Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving…
Color: Hand Color
10.8 x 7.9 inches
27.4 x 20.1 cm
This small map covers the coastline from Trinidad to the mouth of the Amazon River. The interior is dominated by the huge, mythical lake (Parime) with the legendary city of El Dorado (Manoa el Dorado) on its shores. The map is very detailed, particularly along the coastline, and handsomely decorated with a large title cartouche.
This map appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae de Rechte Verdeeling der Landschappen, Plaetsen, Zeeën, Rivieren, &c. Geographisch, Politisch, Historisch, Chronologisch en Genealogisch, a Dutch edition of A. Phérotée de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode Pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie Universelle, which first appeared in 1690. The Dutch edition was published by Francois Halma and included 98 maps and views.
A sharp impression on paper with a medallion watermark of the Seven Provinces and light toning along the edges of the sheet.