"Recens Elaborata Mappa Geographica Regni Brasiliae in America Meridionali…", Seutter, Matthias
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21.8 x 19.5 inches
55.4 x 49.5 cm
Large striking map depicting Brazil from the Amazon delta to Sao Paolo and inland to the Rio de la Plata olim Paraguay. The Amazon delta contains many small islands and a confusion of waterways. The coastline is well mapped, divided into captaincies with the location of many place names; the interior, however, is largely unexplored. The bold figural title cartouche features the scenery, natives and agricultural bounty of the region.
Sturdy, watermarked paper with light toning along centerfold and a professional paper repair in top blank margin near centerfold.