Auction 135, Lot 404

"Pas-Kaart van de Zee-Kusten van Brazilia, tusschen Rio Coroipo en Rio Ponica…", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fakkel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.3 x 20 inches
56.6 x 50.8 cm

Scarce sea chart centering roughly on the vicinity of present-day Aracaju. The map is detailed with soundings, currents, shoals and anchorages with particular emphasis on the mouths of the rivers. The map is richly embellished with rhumb lines, compass roses and sailing ships. The striking title cartouche features natives with their weaponry and the scales cartouche features Neptune and a youth blowing a large conch shell.

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Condition: B+

Lightly toned with some repaired paper damage in the blank margins.

Estimate: $850 - $1,000

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 2/16/2011

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