In 1664 France established a permanent settlement in Cayenne, French Guiana.
Copper plate engraving by Jakobus van der Schley, hand coloured, from the Dutch edition of “Histoire Géneral des Voyages” This was a monumental eighteenth century general history by Antoine François Prévost d’Exiles, a French author, novelist, theologian, natural historian, and a priest of the Jesuit and Benedictine orders. Published in 1747.
Size 38 x 25 cm. Condition very Good.