Catalog Archive
Auction 109, Lot 319

"Provincia de Brasil cum Adiacentibus Provinciis", Gerritsz/De Laet

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Nieuwe Wereldt ofte Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien…

Color: Hand Color

14 x 11 inches
35.6 x 27.9 cm

This fine map was a collaborative effort between Hessel Gerritsz, the official cartographer to the Dutch East India Company, and Johannes de Laet, the director of the newly formed Dutch West India Company. Their maps of South America laid the foundation for many other cartographers. Detail is confined to the coastlines and shows the Capitanias. The interior is filled with a large title cartouche and distance scales. The map is further embellished with a compass rose, which orients north to the right of the chart.


Condition: B

Professional replacement of small loss along centerfold and in top border with facsimile of two engraved letters.

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $550

Closed on 12/1/2004