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Auction 183, Lot 281


"Carte du Bresil, Prem. Partie. Depuis la Riviere des Amazones Jusqua la Baye de Tous les Saints, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

12.9 x 9.5 inches
32.8 x 24.1 cm
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This copper-engraved map covers the Brazilian coastline from the mouth of the Amazon to Baía de Todos os Santos and shows the capitaincies or hereditary harbor offices. Only coastal detail is shown with the interior region noted as being unknown and the domain of the Tapuyas Indian nation. Decorated with a garland-draped title cartouche.


Condition: B

Issued folding on watermarked paper with faint toning along the centerfold, minor offsetting, and scattered foxing along the sheet edges.

Estimate: $60 - $75

Sold for: $24

Closed on 6/9/2021