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Auction 179, Lot 423

"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 13.4 inches
40.4 x 34 cm
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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 with full contemporary color on a bright sheet with the watermarks of a fleur-de-lis coat of arms and "Villedary."

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/16/2020