"Brasilia", Wytfliet, Cornelis
Period: 1605 (published)
Publication: Histoire Universelle des Indes Occidentales et Orientales…
Color: Hand Color
11.3 x 8.8 inches
28.7 x 22.4 cm
This early map, portraying the coastal areas of Brazil, is from the first printed atlas relating exclusively to America. There are place names around the coast, while the interior remains unexplored. The strapwork cartouche rests on the Tropic of Capricorn.
References: Phillips (A) #1143-5.
There are a few minor printer's creases, and a light manuscript ink notation in the upper margin.