Auction 126, Lot 419

"Brasilia", Wytfliet, Cornelis

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1605 (published)

Publication: Histoire Universelle des Indes Occidentales et Orientales…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.3 x 9 inches
28.7 x 22.9 cm

This early map, portraying the coastal areas of Brazil, is from the first printed atlas relating exclusively to America. There are place names around the coast, while the interior remains unexplored. The strapwork cartouche rests on the Tropic of Capricorn.

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Condition: B+

Light toning along centerfold with some tissue repairs in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $475

Closed on 12/3/2008

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