Auction 126, Lot 423

"Kaart van de Aller-Heiligen Baay waar aan de Hoofdstad legt van Brazil", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1769 (circa)

Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie of Tegenwoordige Staat van Amerika…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.8 x 13.5 inches
40.1 x 34.3 cm

This is a boldly engraved chart of the bay at Salvador (Bahia) with an inset plan of the fortified city of San Salvador. Navigational soundings, shoals are identified in the bay. Numerous plantations and sugar mills are noted with symbols along the coast and rivers. With a large decorative rococo-style title cartouche and two compass roses.

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Condition: A

Fine color and very crisp impression. Small printers crease in inset, and browning at edge of paper at upper left. Issued folding, now pressed.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/3/2008

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