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Auction 156, Lot 397

"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
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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.


Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/17/2016