Auction 135, Lot 401

"Provincia de Brasil cum Adiacentibus Provinciis", Gerritsz/De Laet

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Nieuwe Wereldt ofte Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 11 inches
35.6 x 27.9 cm

This fine map was a collaborative effort between Hessel Gerritsz, the official cartographer to the Dutch East India Company, and Johannes de Laet, the director of the newly formed Dutch West India Company. Their maps of South America laid the foundation for many other cartographers. Detail is confined to the coastlines and includes the Capitanias. The interior is filled with a large title cartouche and distance scales, and the map is further embellished with a compass rose, orienting north to the right of the chart.

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Condition: A

A tiny worn hole on the bottom neatline, at the centerfold, has been neatly repaired.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 2/16/2011

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