"Recens Elaborata Mappa Geographica Regni Brasiliae in America Meridionali, Maxime Celebris Accuratae Delineata", Seutter, Matthias
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22 x 19.4 inches
55.9 x 49.3 cm
Large striking map depicting Brazil from the Amazon delta to Sao Paolo and inland to the Rio de la Plata olim Paraguay. The Amazon delta contains many small islands and a confusion of waterways. The coastline is well mapped, divided into captaincies with the location of many place names; the interior, however, is largely unexplored. The bold figural title cartouche features the scenery, natives and agricultural bounty of the region.
A superb impression with full original color on paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. There is one light stain near the center of the map and light toning along the edges of the sheet.