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Auction 183, Lot 279

"Brasilia", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1616 (circa)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.1 x 3.8 inches
13 x 9.7 cm
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Charming miniature map of Brazil with numerous place names along the coastline. A large spurious Lacus Eupama dominates the interior. Decorative title cartouche. Latin text on verso. This is from the first edition, with a mis-print of the title above the map (Descriptio Regni Chili).

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9850:342.

Condition: B+

A sharp impression with light toning and a couple minor spots.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/9/2021