Auction 136, Lot 440

"Pas-kaart, van de Zee-Kusten, van, Brazilia, Tusschen Bahia Baxa, en Punto Lucena", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: De groote zee-atlas of water-werelt

Color: Hand Color

22.6 x 20 inches
57.4 x 50.8 cm

Sea chart of the Brazilian coast from Punto de Lucena to Bahia Baxa, along with an inset of Rio Grando to Punto de Lucena. The decorative chart is filled with rhumb lines, two compass roses with north to the bottom, and a sailing ship. The title cartouche is flanked by two natives, and a large distance scale cartouche depicts natives cutting a log.


Condition: B+

Strong dark impression and wide margins. Light offsetting and a few tiny paper flaws in image and some paper replaced in the left-side margin.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $750

Closed on 6/1/2011