Auction 116, Lot 395

"Accuratissima Brasiliae Tabula", Hondius/Schenk & Valck

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.6 inches
47.8 x 37.1 cm

This handsome decorative map of Brazil is oriented with north to the right. Two insets show Dutch interests in the area (Baja de Todos los Sanctos & Pernambuco). The interior is largely devoid of geographical information; instead it features scenes of native life including warfare and cannibalism. Further decoration includes sailing ships, a sea monster, and two decorative cartouches.


Condition: A

Nice impression and original color. A bit of very faint offsetting, still near fine.

Estimate: $650 - $750

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/20/2006