"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.
Full contemporary color on paper with a large fleur-de-lis coat of arms watermark and a soft horizontal crease at bottom.