"[Pair] Kaart van het Noordlyk gedeelte van Bresil [together with] Kaart van Het Zuidelyk gedeelte van Bresil…", Bachiene, Willem Albert
Period: 1785 (published)
Publication: Atlas, tot opheldering der hedendaagsche historie…
Color: Hand Color
12.5 x 8.4 inches
31.8 x 21.3 cm
Uncommon and attractive pair of maps covering most of Brazil. The directions of the trade winds are shown. Very nice detail of the river systems, mines, forts, missions, and villages. A small remnant of the legendary Mer Parime is located in the northern map. The maps were based on the cartography of Emanuel Bowen. Bold title cartouches decorate both maps.
References: Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, entry Bac 2A.#6 & 7.