Auction 107, Lot 259

"Sinus Omnium Sanctoru", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1662 (published)

Publication: Atlas Maior

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15.2 inches
50.3 x 38.6 cm

Impressive copper engraving of the Baia de Todos os Santos, in northeastern Brazil. The map depicts a large fleet of Dutch ships entering the bay and locates several battle sites. Large inset plan of Civitas S. Salvatoris (San Salvador). Ribbon style title cartouche. This is the first edition of this comparatively uncommon map that only appeared in the Americas volume of Blaeu's final atlas between 1662 and 1672.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #9855:2.2.

Condition: A

Fine original color with some very faint toning, still very good. Professional repair of a few edge tears, well away from map.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 6/9/2004