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Auction 168, Lot 396

"Nova et Accurata Brasiliae Totius Tabula, Auctore Ioanne Blaeu I.F.", Blaeu/Schenk

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1730 (published)


Color: Hand Color

23.4 x 19.6 inches
59.4 x 49.8 cm

This scarce map is Johannes Blaeu's third map of Brazil. It includes the capitanias along the coast and is a significant improvement over Blaeu's previous maps of Brazil. The handsome cartouche is surrounded by cherubs and a river god. This map, designed by Joannes de Broen and engraved by Abraham Wolfgang, was completed shortly before the great fire that destroyed the printing house, and therefore was included in only one edition of Blaeu's atlases. In 1694 Pieter Schenk acquired a number of Blaeu's copperplates, including this one.

References: cf. Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #9850:2C.

Condition: A

Original color in the map with later color in the cartouche and decorative elements. There is light printer's ink residue at top and a tiny centerfold separation confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/6/2018