Catalog Archive
Auction 164, Lot 423

"Pas-Kaart, van de Zee-Kusten, van, Brazilia, Tusschen, Punto de Lucena en Cabo S. Augustino", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Eastern Brazil

Period: 1683 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 20 inches
57.9 x 50.8 cm

This rare, classic sea chart covers the Brazilian coast from Rio Paraiba to Cabo S. Augustino. It is filled with rhumb lines and decorated with a sailing ship. Just off the coast, the water is filled with soundings. Natives flank the title cartouche, and merfolk surround the distance scales. North is oriented to the right.


Condition: B

Original color on a watermarked sheet with a few small spots and backed with archival tissue in order to repair a number of cracks made due to oxidation and to prevent any future cracking.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100


Closed on 9/13/2017