Auction 103, Lot 253

"Sinus Omnium Sanctoru", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1667 (circa)


Color: Black & White

14.6 x 11.5 inches
37.1 x 29.2 cm

Nice copper engraving of the Baia de Todos os Santos, in northeastern Brazil based on Blaeu. The map depicts a Dutch fleet entering the bay and locates several battle sites from the Dutch conquest of the bay. Large inset plan of Civitas S. Salvatoris. Titles in ribbons in both map and inset.


Condition: B

Tissue repair of some worm tracks along centerfold with a few lines of facsimile.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/11/2003