Auction 116, Lot 676

"Portugalliae et Algarbiae Regna cum Confinibus Hispaniae Province…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Portugal and Brazil

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 7.6 inches
25.4 x 19.3 cm

This great small map linking Portugal with her colony in South America is a beautifully composed map. The map is filled with impressive detail of Portugal. However, it is the addition of a large inset of Brazil showing the Capitanias that makes the map outstanding. The exquisite title cartouche fills the remaining area above the inset with Neptune, a queen, cherubs, coats of arms and the Portuguese fleet.

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Condition: A

Faint damp stain in upper margin.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/20/2006

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