Auction 129, Lot 426

"Pianta della Citta di S. Salvadore Capitale del Bresile", Gazzettiere Americano

Subject: San Salvador, Brazil

Period: 1763 (circa)

Publication: Atlante dell' America…

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.5 x 7.4 inches
29.2 x 18.8 cm

This map includes an uncommon bird's-eye view of the city from the sea with a detailed town plan below. To the sides of the plan are panels naming 20 important buildings on the view and 28 on the city plan. The title given is for the city plan, the coastal perspective is titled "Veduta della Citta di S. Salvadore dalla parte della Baia." Drawn by Viol. Vanni and engraved by Giusep. Pazzi. A beautifully engraved and scarce Italian-produced map.

References: Phillips (A) #1167-43.

Condition: A+

Dark, early impression on a full sheet with very wide, original margins.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/23/2009

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