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