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Auction 115, Lot 355

"Plan de la Baye et du Port de Rio-Janeiro…", Apres de Mannevillette, Jean B. N. D.

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1775 (circa)

Publication: Neptune Orientale

Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 19.2 inches
31.8 x 48.8 cm

Important, early chart of the harbor shows Rio Janeiro in block plan form. All islands and coastal features with many soundings and anchorages are shown. Fine compass rose with fleur-de-lys and rhumb lines embellish this large copper engraved chart. The Neptune Orientale was one of the most significant hydrographical atlases of the eighteenth century


Condition: A

Very nice example with original margins and a crisp impression. Near fine with just a few faint spots at lower right.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $900

Closed on 6/21/2006