"Pas-Kaart van de Zee-Kusten van Brazilia, tusschen Bahia Baxa en Punto de Lucena…", Keulen, Johannes van
Period: 1683 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 19.8 inches
57.2 x 50.3 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.
A nice impression with light soiling. There are some professional repairs to a few tiny holes, a 3/4" tear at top right, and a few short separations and tears along centerfold, with a minor amount of rhumb lines in facsimile at bottom center. Backed with tissue.