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Le Debarquement des Francois, pour l'etablissement de la nouvelle colonie, dans le port de la nouvelle Cayenne ou la France Equinoxialle

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A fascinating and beautifully designed "vue d'optique," or magic lantern print, showing a group of elegant French men and women disembarking in the New World to found the colony of Cayenne, or "Equinoxial France." Along the bottom of the image is a number key indicating the location of a Spanish fort, the caves of "savages," fishermen's huts and other local landmarks.
Item Number: rs1768
Cartographer: Basset
Place & Date: Paris / 1760s
Size: 16 1/4" x 11 1/2"
Condition: original color; overall age toning, some tears and fraying along margins repaired
Price: SOLD