Auction 140, Lot 393

"Capitaniae de Cirii, et Parnambuco", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Eastern Brazil

Period: 1657 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 17.5 inches
54.6 x 44.5 cm

This rare chart of the Captaincies of Ceara and Pernambuco extends from the Rio Formosa to the Rio Estremo and is centered on the Rio de San Francisco. Much information is derived from maps drawn for the Dutch West Indies Company during its bid to rest control of the region from the Portuguese. North is oriented to the right of the chart by a compass rose. It is finely adorned with two cartouches and sailing ships.


Condition: B+

Lovely original color with light offsetting, two 1/2" centerfold separations towards the top, and a couple of minute cracks caused by the oxidation of the green pigment. There is a tear that just enters map border at bottom that has been closed with archival materials.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 5/23/2012