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Map of Guiana


Map of Guiana

Meurs, Jacob van / Meurs, Jacob van

Map of Guiana.

Gviana sive Amazonvm.

In the interior a large lace, Parime Lacus, with the legendary city of El Dorado at its west coast. Both the city and the lake harked back to mythical accounts of the late 16th century, but were still present in maps produced decades later.

A waterfall is located on a tributary of the Amazon: Vallen, storting van het water.

This map closely resembles that of Koninklijke Bibliotheek, 36 G 19 na p. 552.

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Sources and literature

Montanus, Arnout, De nieue en onbekende weereld: of beschrijving van America en 't Zuidland […] (1671)