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Auction 147, Lot 337

"Plan de Fernambouc a la Coste de Bresil", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Recife, Brazil

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime... Vol. 2 No. 50

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.9 x 8.7 inches
17.5 x 22.1 cm

This handsome map shows the area around Recife (Pernambuco), extending north to include Olinda. There are depth soundings, anchorages, and rocks shown, along with several navigational notes. On shore, forts, batteries, and the road between Pernambuco and Olinda are shown. Decorated with a rococo title cartouche.

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Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color and minor soiling in the wide margins.

Estimate: $90 - $110

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/20/2013

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