"Accuratissima Brasiliae Tabula", Hondius/Schenk & Valck
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.
Nice impression and original color. A bit of very faint offsetting, still near fine.