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Auction 195, Lot 401

"Pays des Caribes de Guiane", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana

Period: 1684 (published)

Publication: Beschreibung des Gantzen Welt-Kreisses...

Color: Hand Color

4.1 x 5.6 inches
10.4 x 14.2 cm
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Simple map centered on the huge, mythical lake (Lac de Parime) straddling the equator with the legendary city of El Dorado (Manoa el Dorado) on its northwestern shore. The map extends to show some of the islands in the Lesser Antilles, however they are not named. Adorned with a drape-style title cartouche.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 152-53; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I B.

Condition: A

A dark impression with light printer's ink residue and minor toning.

Estimate: $80 - $95


Closed on 11/15/2023