Auction 119, Lot 435

"Provincia de Brasil cum Adiacentibus Provinciis", Gerritsz/De Laet

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Nieuwe Wereldt ofte Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien…

Color: Hand Color

14 x 11 inches
35.6 x 27.9 cm

This fine map was a collaborative effort between Hessel Gerritsz, the official cartographer to the Dutch East India Company, and Johannes de Laet, the director of the newly formed Dutch West India Company. Their maps of South America laid the foundation for many other cartographers. Detail is confined to the coastlines and includes the Capitanias. The interior is filled with a large title cartouche and distance scales, and the map is further embellished with a compass rose, orienting north to the right of the chart.


Condition: B

Lovely impression with a couple of small spots in the map, else very good. Professional reinforcement and repair of some minor paper weakness in blank margins.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 5/9/2007