Auction 133, Lot 353

"[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 Baye de Tous les Saints jusqu'a St. Paul [and] Suite du Bresil", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

See Description

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. First is 12.8 x 9.4" and the other two measure 6.7 x 9.3".


Condition: A

There are some minor stains in the blank margins and a chip in the top margin of the 2nd map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/1/2010