Catalog Archive
Auction 135, Lot 408

"Pianta della Citta di S. Salvadore Capitale del Bresile", Gazzettiere Americano

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1763 (circa)

Publication: Atlante dell' America…

Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 7.4 inches
29.2 x 18.8 cm

This map includes an uncommon bird's-eye view of the city from the sea with a detailed town plan below. To the sides of the plan are panels naming 20 important buildings on the view and 28 on the city plan. The title given is for the city plan, the coastal perspective is titled "Veduta della Citta di S. Salvadore dalla parte della Baia." Drawn by Violante Vanni and engraved by Giusep. Pazzi. A beautifully engraved and scarce Italian-produced map.


Condition: A

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 2/16/2011