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- Published: C. Vogt , Amsterdam
- Published date: 1684
- Type: Antique Map, map
- Technique: Copper engraving / later hand color
- Issue date: 1684
- Category: Guiana & Cayenne
- Size: 516 by 595mm (20¼ by 23½ inches).
- Stock number: 21906
- Condition: A very good impression in excellent condition.
Copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash. Highly decorative sea chart of Guiana in South America. Many engraved place names along the coast line, also with engraved small islands, anchor places, marked water depths. The map is equipped with an inset map of the island Cayenne. The highly decorative title cartouche with a bird's eye view of the fortress of Cayenne; the title cartouche itself ornated with two Indians ´next to a pair of leopards. The Dutch firm and printing house van Keulen was one of the most important and leading publishers for sea charts during the ending 17th century. Their firm was leading in providing charts to the Dutch East India company also their charts relating to the Americas were of high importance. Most charts were highly accurate for that period and were as well nicely ornated with decorative allegoric cartouches.