Auction 132, Lot 377

"Pas-kaart van de Zee-Kusten van Brazilia, tusschen Rio das Contas en Cabo S. Thome…", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 20.2 inches
58.4 x 51.3 cm

Compass roses align north to the right on this chart of the Brazilian coast from Rio das Contas (Itacare) to Cabo de Sao Tome 25 miles southeast of Campos. This rare, classic sea chart is filled with rhumb lines and decorated with a sailing ship, a merman, sea monster and a title cartouche flanked by natives.

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Condition: B+

Good original margins with some minor paper restoration in the upper side margins and a repaired centerfold 3" into the map at bottom.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $950

Closed on 6/2/2010

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