Catalog Archive
Auction 138, Lot 422

"Recens Elaborata Mappa Geographica Regni Brasiliae in America Meridionali…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Brazil

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.


Condition: B+

Sturdy, watermarked paper with light toning along centerfold and a professional paper repair in top blank margin near centerfold.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $475

Closed on 12/7/2011