Auction 146, Lot 346

"Kaart van het Zuidelyk Gedeelte van Bresil...", Bachiene, Willem Albert

Subject: Southern Brazil

Period: 1785 (published)

Publication: Atlas, tot Opheldering der Hedendaagsche Historie

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.8 x 8.3 inches
32.5 x 21.1 cm

This uncommon map covers most of Brazil and was published in a scarce Dutch edition. The map was based on the cartography of Emanuel Bowen. The directions of the trade winds are shown with arrows naming the months. There is very nice detail of the river systems, mines, forts, missions, and villages. A bold title cartouche decorates the map.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BACH-3a.

Condition: B+

A fine impression on watermarked paper with a small rust spot at right.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/4/2013

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