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Auction 94, Lot 207

"Nova et Accurata Brasiliae totius Tabula", Blaeu/Schenk

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.2 x 19.5 inches
58.9 x 49.5 cm
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Later issue by Pieter Schenck of Johan Blaeu's extremely rare map of Brazil, which was issued shortly before the great fire that destroyed the printing house, and therefore was never included in Blaeu's atlases. The map includes the "Capitanias" along the coast and is a significant improvement over Blaeu's previous map of Brazil. The handsome cartouche is surrounded by cherubs and a river god.


Condition: B

Map has been trimmed, nearly to neatlines, with new paper added to margins, and has three repaired tears.

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $850

Closed on 3/7/2001