Auction 103, Lot 258

"Carte du Bresil, Prem. Partie Depuis la Riviere des Amazones jusqu'a la Baye de Tous les Saints", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.6 x 9.4 inches
32 x 23.9 cm

Attractive map of northern Brazil with detail of the coastline between Baia de Marajo to Baia de Todosos Santos. The coastal regions are divided into Capitaineries or hereditary harbour offices. The holders of these grants, called donees (donatários), were responsible for their defense and development. The large decorative cartouche fills the otherwise blank interior.

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Condition: B

Minor uneven toning and close top margin, as issued.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $40

Closed on 6/11/2003

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