Auction 178, Lot 252

"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 on a bright sheet of paper with a bunch of grapes watermark, issued folding with a hint of offsetting and minor soiling.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 6/10/2020

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