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Auction 182, Lot 421

"Brasiliaanze Scheepvaard, door Johan Lerius Gedaan uit Vrankryk, in't Iaar 1556", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1707 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm
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This small map details the Brazilian coastline from present-day Recife to Porto Allegre and the Lagoa dos Patos. There is little details in the interior other than spurious mountain ranges and a few rivers. The map was created to illustrate the explorations of Jean de Léry (Johannes Lerius), a Frenchman who is credited with the first known transcriptions of native American music. The lovely cartouche depicts the contrasting images of Europeans meeting around a table while in the background men are burned at the stake and hung from the gallows.


Condition: B+

A dark impression, issued folding with light toning and a few spots of foxing.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $150

Closed on 4/28/2021