Auction 103, Lot 254

"Brasilia", Montanus, Arnoldus

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1671 (circa)

Publication: Die Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld

Color: Black & White

14.2 x 11.2 inches
36.1 x 28.4 cm

Excellent map of Eastern Brazil based on the cartography of Hessel Gerritsz and an earlier map by Blaeu. Extensive detail in coastal regions with the interior left largely blank except for some conjectural river systems. The Linea Aequinoctialis is prominently shown dividing the Spanish and Portuguese colonial claims. Richly embellished with title and scale of miles cartouches surrounded by European traders, Indians and putti.


Condition: A

Fine crisp impression. Expert repair of a small tear just entering border at top center.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/11/2003