Depot de la Marine

Mouth of Cayenne River, French Guiana and Anchorages


Plan de l'Embouchure de la Rivière de Cayenne et des Mouillages Extérieurs Levé en Mars 1820, dans la Campagne de la Corvette la Bayadère et du Brick Le Favori, par M. M. Gressier Ingénieur Hydrographe de la Marine …


Large antique nautical chart of of the mouth of the Cayenne River, the town of Cayenne, French Guiana and the surrounding coastline and offshore environs. Coverage centers on the island and town of Cayenne with numerous soundings and some hachured topographical relief. This excellent original copper-plate engraved sea chart includes the mouths of the Mahury and Cayenne Rivers, Mt. Cabasson, Mt. des Tigres, Mt. Dupont, Mt. de Mahury, Rentontabo, Pointe du Diamant ( Diamond Point ), and the islands of Malingre, Le Pere, La Mere, and Les Mamelles, and alone about 5 miles offshore, L'Enfant Perdue (Lost Child ).

Issued by the French Depot de la Marine and containing the circular mark of that body at lower left within an "Avertissement" containing sailing directions. Engraved by Ambroise Tardieu.

Inset at upper right of the "Plan des Isles du Salut", a French penal colony in the mid 19th century. Features Ile du Diable, Ile St. Joseph, and Ile Royale. Of these Ile du Diable is the infamous Devil's Island, designated for political prisoners and featured in the 20th century film 'Papillion', starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman. No 199 with a later stamp "29" in red. Dated within oval cartouche to 1822.

CREATOR: Depot de la Marine



BODY OF WATER: Atlantic Ocean

CONDITION: Very Good.  Light offsetting but otherwise flawless chart of the area. Remnants of a binders stub. Strong impression and platemark. Single vertical centerfold.


ENGRAVER: Ambroise Tardieu

SIZE: 35 " x 22 "




This web site provides security by Rapid SSL

Use Visa credit card Use Discover credit card
Use MasterCardcredit card Use American Express credit card

Similar items: