Auction 106, Lot 274

"[Pair] Kaart van het Noordlyk gedeelte van Bresil [together with] Kaart van Het Zuidelyk gedeelte van Bresil…", Bachiene, Willem Albert

Subject: Brazil

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.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $700 - $800


Closed on 3/3/2004