Catalog Archive
Auction 109, Lot 321

"Capitaniarum de Phernambuca, Itamaraca, Paraiba, et Pio Grande Nova Delineatio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1659 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

22 x 17.5 inches
55.9 x 44.5 cm

Scarce map of the Brazilian coast detailing the Capitaineries or hereditary harbour offices established by the Portuguese. The map is oriented with north to the right by rhumb lines and two compass roses and adorned with sailing ships and three decorative cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #1:405.

Condition: A

Fine original color. Trimmed to neatlines with margins professionally added and tissue backed.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $900

Closed on 12/1/2004