Land-Kaart van Het Eiland en de Volkplanting van Cayenne aan de Kusst van Zuid-Amerika.
Inset: Platte grond van der stad en 't Kasteel aan Cayenne.
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DATE: 1769

MAP MAKER: Isaak Tirion.

SIZE: 10 13/16" X 7"

PRICE: $350.00

 

Isaac Tirion; 1705-1765.

Born in Utrecht, Isaac (or Isaak) Tirion started a publishing business in Amsterdam.
He became mostly known for his works on dutch towns and provinces (see his 1739 Atlas of the dutch provinces, edited till 1557).
He also made good use of renown cartographers maps (in particular by G Delisle, and Thomas Jefferys) in his successful 1740 "Nieuwe en beknopte handatlas", a small format world atlas re-edited 6 times till 1784.

Land-Kaart van Het Eiland en de Volkplanting van Cayenne aan de Kusst van Zuid-Amerika.
Inset: Platte grond van der stad en 't Kasteel aan Cayenne.

This large (16 3/8" X 14") combined remake of two Bellin originals was published in 1769 for the "Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand-Atlas".
It shows in great details the different plantations in and around the island of Cayenne: sugar canes (S), tobacco (R), and coffee (K).
Notice that the native population was sparse: notice the very few Indian villages (C).
It also shows a good part of the coast of French Guiana (notice at the top the name Kourou of present days space exploration fame.
The inset shows the town of Cayenne itself within its massive Vauban's style walls, and with its hill top fort. Bulwarks, moats, gun emplacements, are clearly visible.
Since its establishment as capital of "France Equinoxiale", the town had grown and the map gives a feeling of strength, and prosperity.
Notice how each building seems to have an attached garden making the town a very green city.
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