Map Guyana, or, the Kingdom of the Amazons. Guiana, siue, Amazonum Regio

About this Item

Title

  • Guyana, or, the Kingdom of the Amazons.

Other Title

  • Guiana, siue, Amazonum Regio

Summary

  • This map of colonial Guiana (present-day Suriname) is the work of Jan Jansson (died 1664), a Dutch cartographer who married into the Hondius family of illustrious mapmakers. Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) and his sons, Jodocus and Henricus, engraved maps of the Americas and Europe, and were instrumental in popularizing the work of Gerard Mercator, the developer of the Mercator Projection that allowed navigators to use a flat map reflecting the curvature of the globe. The Hondius family published an early pocket-size atlas of the Mercator map. The atlas series grew under the leadership of Jannson, so that by 1660 there were 11 volumes, including maps of the seas, the heavens, and most of the world's major cities.

Contributor Names

  • Jansson, Jan, 1588-1664 Cartographer.

Created / Published

  • Amsterdam, Holland : [publisher not identified], [1600 to 1664]

Subject Headings

  • -  France--French Guiana
  • -  Brazil
  • -  Guyana
  • -  Suriname
  • -  1600 to 1664
  • -  Indigenous peoples

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 color map; 37.5 x 48.5 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Brazil.
  • -  Content in Latin.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668371

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Jansson, Jan, Cartographer. Guyana, or, the Kingdom of the Amazons. [Amsterdam, Holland: publisher not identified, to 1664, 1600] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668371/.

APA citation style:

Jansson, J. (1600) Guyana, or, the Kingdom of the Amazons. [Amsterdam, Holland: publisher not identified, to 1664] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668371/.

MLA citation style:

Jansson, Jan, Cartographer. Guyana, or, the Kingdom of the Amazons. [Amsterdam, Holland: publisher not identified, to 1664, 1600] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668371/>.