"Guiane Divisee en Guiane, et Caribane", Sanson/Mariette
Subject: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
Period: 1662 (circa)
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 o el Dorado) on its shores. The map is very detailed, particularly along the coastline, and handsomely decorated with a large title cartouche.
Original outline color on watermarked paper with light toning along the centerfold and sheet's edges.