Auction 107, Lot 255

"Das Norder Theil des Lands Brasilien…", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1634 (circa)

Publication: Historia antipodum sive Novi Orbis

Color: Black & White

Size:
17.4 x 14 inches
44.2 x 35.6 cm

A wonderfully graphic map depicting the conflict between the Dutch and the Portuguese in the vicinity of Pernambuco. At bottom is a plan-view showing the fleet of the Dutch West India Company breaking though the Portuguese fortification, while the Portuguese set fire to the sugar warehouses. In a large inset (engraved onto a scroll device) is a map of the coast of Brazil from Parayba to the Baya de Todos os Santos.

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Condition: B

Some faint stains and edge tears.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $800

Closed on 6/9/2004

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