Auction 140, Lot 388

"Pas-Kaart van de Zee-Kusten van Brazilia, tusschen Bahia Baxa en Punto de Lucena…", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $750

Closed on 5/23/2012

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