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Auction 106, Lot 266

"Novus Brasiliae Typus", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1635 (circa)


Color: Black & White

19.8 x 15 inches
50.3 x 38.1 cm
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Gorgeous copper engraved map of eastern Brazil with detail confined to the coastlines and oriented with north to the right of the chart. The interior is filled with small vignettes of indigenous animals and native scenes including cannibalism. Inset within a decorative border is a small map of "Baya de todos Sanctos." In the sea are monsters, a galleon and two compass roses. The large title cartouche features a male and female Brazilian. This map was originally engraved by Hondius and acquired by Blaeu in 1629 and his imprint was added next to the scales cartouche. Dutch text on verso.


Condition: A

Light even toning. Side margins have been slightly trimmed, but still more than adequate for framing.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $700

Closed on 3/3/2004