Auction 127, Lot 422

"Le Bresil, dont les Cotes sont Divisees in Capitaineries…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1719 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21 x 16.3 inches
53.3 x 41.4 cm

Large, handsome map showing the Portuguese possessions in Brazil. The coastal regions were divided by the Portuguese Crown into fourteen Capitaineries or hereditary harbor offices. The holders of these grants, called donees (donatários), were responsible for their defense and development. Another interesting feature of this map is the cluster of swamps near the headwaters of the Paraguay River and several notations in the interior. The map is embellished with a title and scale cartouches.


Condition: A

There is a minor repair on the centerfold in the bottom margin.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $550

Closed on 2/25/2009