"Pas-kaart, Van de Zee-Kusten van, Brazilia, Tusschen, C.S. Thome en I.S. Catharina…", Keulen, Johannes van
Period: 1682 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23 x 20 inches
58.4 x 50.8 cm
Rare sea chart of the Brazilian coast from Illia S. Catharina to Cabo S. Thome, along with an inset of Rio Ianeiro (Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara Bay). The decorative chart is filled with rhumb lines, two compass roses, and a sailing ship. The title cartouche is flanked by natives trading goods with a European merchant, and a tent in the background.
A fine impression with attractive color. There are a few faint spots and a couple of tiny holes that have been archivally repaired. There are a few tiny tears, a small damp stain at top, and some archivally repaired chips, all confined to blank margins.