Auction 136, Lot 436

"Brasilia", Wytfliet, Cornelis

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1605 (published)

Publication: Histoire Universelle des Indes Occidentales et Orientales…

Color: Hand Color

11.4 x 9 inches
29 x 22.9 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.


Condition: B+

Faint damp stains barely enter map at top.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $600

Closed on 6/1/2011