Auction 129, Lot 422

"Pas-Kaart, van de Zee-Kusten van Brazilia, Tusschen Punto de Lucena en Cabo S. Augustino", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: De groote zee-atlas of water-werelt

Color: Hand Color

23 x 20 inches
58.4 x 50.8 cm

Compass roses align north to the right on this chart of the Brazilian coast from Rio Paraiba to Cabo S. Augustino. This rare, classic sea chart is filled with rhumb lines and decorated with a sailing ship, title cartouche flanked by natives, and a large scale of miles cartouche embellished with merfolk.

References: Phillips (A) #5692-vol. 3 #39.

Condition: A

Lightly toned with a tissue repair on a short fold split at bottom.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $950

Closed on 9/23/2009