Auction 132, Lot 382

"[Lot of 3] Carte du Bresil Prem. Partie Depuis la Riviere des Amazones jus qua la Bay de Tous les Saints [and] Suite du Bresil, Depuis la Baie de Tous les Saints jusqu'a St. Paul [and] Suite du Bresil, Pour servir a l'Histoire des Etablissemens Europeens", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatif…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.6 x 9.2 inches
16.8 x 23.4 cm

These three matched maps cover the entire Brazilian coastline and show the capitaincies or hereditary harbor offices. The first map covers from the mouth of the Amazon to Baía de Todos os Santos. Only coastal detail is shown with the interior region noted as being unknown and the domain of the Tapuyas Indian nation. The other two maps continue down the coast and provide more information on the interior. The maps were engraved by A. van Krevelt.

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Condition: A+

There is a minor spot of candle wax on the first map, still they are all fine condition.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 6/2/2010

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