"Kaart van de Aller-Heiligen Baay waar aan de Hoofdstad legt van Brazil", Tirion, Isaac
Subject: Baia de Todos os Santos, Brazil
Period: 1769 (circa)
Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie of Tegenwoordige Staat van Amerika…
Color: Hand Color
15.8 x 13.5 inches
40.1 x 34.3 cm
This is a boldly engraved chart of the bay at Salvador (Bahia) with an inset plan of the fortified city of San Salvador. Navigational soundings and shoals are identified in the bay. Numerous plantations and sugar mills are noted with symbols along the coast and rivers. There is a large decorative rococo-style title cartouche and two compass roses.
Clean and bright example with one tiny hole that is only visible when held to light and has been reinforced on verso with old paper.