"Afbeeldinghe van de Cabo St. Augustin ende Forten", de Laet, Joannes
Subject: Cabo Santo Agostinho, Brazil
Period: 1645 (circa)
Color: Black & White
13.4 x 10.3 inches
34 x 26.2 cm
This fine copper-engraved map shows the harbor and fortresses at Cabo Santo Agostinho. Fort Nazareth is shown atop a hill at right. Adorned with a compass rose orienting north to the top right of the map and a strapwork title cartouche.
A nice impression on paper with a jester watermark. There are several printer's creases along the centerfold, an archivally repaired centerfold separation at bottom, and a stain along the centerfold at top.