Auction 102, Lot 289

"Accuratissima Brasiliae Tabula", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 14.9 inches
48.3 x 37.8 cm

A fine decorative map of Brazil with north oriented to the right. Two insets show Dutch interest in the area (Baja de Todos los Sanctos & Pernambuco). The interior is largely blank and features scenes of native life including warfare and cannibalism. Further decoration includes sailing ships and sea monsters and two decorative cartouches.

References:

Condition: A

Expert repair of a couple of marginal tears. Slight show through of French text on verso.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $700

Closed on 3/5/2003

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