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Auction 189, Lot 324

"Guiana sive Amazonum Regio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana

Period: 1666 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.9 x 14.6 inches
48 x 37.1 cm
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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. Blank verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #9840:1.2.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a faintly toned sheet with a short tear in the top blank margin that has been closed on verso with old paper.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/14/2022