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Auction 128, Lot 473

"Recens elaborata Mappa Geographica Regni Brasiliae in America Meridionali…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.7 x 19.2 inches
55.1 x 48.8 cm
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Large striking map depicting Brazil from the Amazon delta to Sao Paolo and inland to the Rio de la Plata olim Paraguay. The Amazon delta contains many small islands and a confusion of waterways. The coastline is well mapped with the location of many place names; the interior, however, is largely unexplored. The bold figural title cartouche features the scenery, natives and agricultural bounty of the region.


Condition: A

Spectacular example with no flaws in the image: beautiful original color and very early, dark impression. In the left margin are a few light stains and an old paper cut about half way up that is closed on verso with old paper repair.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $600

Closed on 5/20/2009