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  • This hand-colored map of Guiana (present-day French Guyana, Suriname, and Guyana) is the work of Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612), the patriarch of one of the most famous Dutch mapmaking families. The map includes annotations in Dutch about the indigenous peoples of northern South America, along with fantastic illustrations of South American animals. The Amazon and Orinoco rivers are both well depicted on the map.

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  • Amsterdam

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  • Nieuwe caerte van het wonderbaer ende goudrycke Landt Guiana ...

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Physical Description

  • 1 hand colored map; 36.5 x 52 centimeters

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