"Pas-Kaart, van de Zee-Kusten van, Brazilia, Tusschen, I.S. Catharina, en C.S. Anthonio…", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil
Period: 1686 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23.2 x 20.1 inches
58.9 x 51.1 cm
An impressive sea chart of the mouth of the La Plata River, extending northward from present-day Argentina to Santa Catarina Island in Brazil. A native holding a large reed forms the border for an ingenious inset map of the approach to Buenos Aires (Boinos Airos), set atop the scale of miles in the lower left. The title cartouche is surrounded by an exciting scene that shows a jaguar about to dispatch a monkey, while a cockatoo prepares to fly away, and a native looks on, his machete ready.
There is light creasing and soiling along centerfold, with professional repairs to centerfold separations and some tears adjacent to centerfold and in title cartouche. Professionally remargined at top with portions of both top corners replaced in facsimile.