Cayenne French Guiana Guyana South America 1774 Bellin antique city plan mapAntiqueMapsPrints.com
La Ville de Cayenne.
De Stad Cayenne.
(French Guiana / South America / French colonies / etc.)
Issued Amsterdam, 1774. After Bellin, rare Dutch version of the more commonly encountered earlier French one.
Lovely 18th century antique city plan relating to South America, with great visual appeal. Engraved with beautiful hand color.
Simple acanthus leaf scroll cartouche lower left with compass rose above it. North oriented upwards right.
Outstanding early details when the city was essentially a large fort. Various important buildings are named.
A superior example.
In VG or better condition, overall the image is clean, well preserved and very attractive. Any faults are minor and unworthy of mention.
Sheet measures c. 12" x 9 1/2"
Engraved area measures c. 10 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Original fold lines as issued. Acquired folded, will be shipped folded.