Auction 113, Lot 342

"Accuratissima Brasiliae Tabula", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1630 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 14.8 inches
48.3 x 37.6 cm

A fine decorative map of Brazil with north oriented to the right. Two insets show Dutch interest in the area (Baja de Todos los Sanctos & Pernambuco). The interior is largely blank and features scenes of native life including warfare, and cannibalism. Further decoration includes sailing ships and sea monsters and two decorative cartouches.


Condition: A

On a full sheet with wide margins. Lazy crease along centerfold and a hint of surface soiling or toning in ocean, still very good.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $600

Closed on 12/7/2005