"Coste de Guayane Autrement France Equinoctiale en la Terre-Ferme d'Amerique...", Duval, Pierre
Subject: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
Period: 1677 (dated)
Publication: Cartes de Geographie les Plus Nouvelles et les Plus Fideles…
Color: Hand Color
13.3 x 10.3 inches
33.8 x 26.2 cm
Handsome map of the coast of present day Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. Detail is confined to the coastline and rivers with the locations of colonies and villages noted. In the interior and at bottom left of the map is the mythical Lac Parime, on whose northwestern shore lies the fabled city of Manoa el Dorado, or the Golden City of the Incas. Large inset map of Isle Cayene. Finely engraved, decorative title cartouche.
References: Pastoureau, DUVAL II.
A superb, dark impression on paper with a large coat of arms watermark and very wide margins. There are a few small spots confined to the blank margin and light toning along the edges of the sheet.