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Auction 164, Lot 426

"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: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand-Atlas

Color: Hand Color

15.9 x 13.5 inches
40.4 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.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.TIR-2a.

Condition: A+

A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet of paper with an "ARA" watermark. Issued folding, now flattened with a binding trim at right that has been replaced with period-correct paper.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/13/2017