Auction 116, Lot 391

"Brasilia", Wytfliet, Cornelis

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1605 (published)

Publication: Histoire Universelle des Indes Occidentales et Orientales…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.3 x 9 inches
28.7 x 22.9 cm

This early map portrays the coastal areas of Brazil. There are place names around the coast, while the interior remains unexplored. The strapwork cartouche rests on the Tropic of Capricorn.

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Condition: B

Infilled worm track at center not affecting the engraved surface. Some extraneous creasing.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/20/2006

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