Auction 127, Lot 421

"Abbildung der Statt und Vestung Parayba in der Landschaft Brasilia", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1639 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 10.8 inches
35.6 x 27.4 cm

A splendid map of the region of Paraiba and the defending forts at the mouth of the River Paraiba. The map illustrates the Dutch incursion into the Portuguese territory and shows the Dutch fleet filling the river and the defending armies marching along the roads. A large and very decorative inset depicts the entire coastline from R. Peguihuga to Bahia de Todos Sanctos.

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Condition: A

Fine sharp impression and lovely color with minor damp stain in the top margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/25/2009

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