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Auction 114, Lot 333

"Carte du Bresil, Prem. Partie Depuis la Riviere des Amazones jusqu'a la Baye de Tous les Saints", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 9.3 inches
31.8 x 23.6 cm
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This copper engraved map covers from the mouth of the Amazon to Salvador. Only coastal detail is shown with regions divided into the Capitaineries or hereditary harbor offices. Decorated with a garland-draped title cartouche. The Tapuyas Indians occupy the hinterlands.


Condition: A

Fine impression and hand coloring. On hand laid paper with watermarks. Two light areas of foxing in blank ocean at upper right.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/1/2006