Auction 116, Lot 392

"Abbildung der Statt und Vestung Parayba in der Landschaft Brasilia", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1639 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.8 x 10.8 inches
35.1 x 27.4 cm

A splendid map of the region of Paraiba and the defending forts at the mouth of the River Paraiba. The map illustrates the Dutch incursion into the Portuguese territory and shows the Dutch fleet filling the river and the defending armies marching along the roads. A large and very decorative inset depicts the entire coastline from R. Peguihuga to Bahia de Todos Sanctos.

References:

Condition: A

Very sharp impression. Some worm tracks and a small chip in blank margins, well away from map.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/20/2006

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