Auction 113, Lot 647

"Portugalliae et Algarbiae Regna cum Confinibus Hispaniae Province…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Portugal and Brazil

Period: 1744 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 7.5 inches
25.4 x 19.1 cm

This great small map linking Portugal with her colony in South America is a beautifully composed map. The map is filled with impressive detail of Portugal. However, it is the addition of a large inset of Brazil showing the capitanias that makes the map outstanding. The exquisite title cartouche fills the remaining area above the inset with Neptune, a queen, cherubs, coats of arms and the Portuguese fleet.

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Condition: B

Fine impression and original color. Bit of very light soil in lower right corner.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/7/2005

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