Auction 125, Lot 399

"Capitaniarum de Phernambuca, Itamaraca, Paraiba, et Rio Grande Nova Delineatio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 17.5 inches
54.6 x 44.5 cm

This is a scarce map of the Brazilian coast detailing the Capitaineries or hereditary harbor offices established by the Portuguese. The map is oriented with north to the right by two compass roses, and is adorned with rhumb lines, sailing ships and three wonderful cartouches.


Condition: A+

Nice impression and lovely old color with minor soil and rough paper edge in margins, well away from map.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $950

Closed on 9/24/2008