Brasilia… 

£650

Copper engraved map, from the French edition of Bleau’s ‘Le Theatre du Monde’, contemporary hand colour, decorative title cartouche, scales embellished with cherubs, two compass roses, rhumb lines, central vertical fold, French text on verso, Amsterdam, Johannes Blaeu, c.1640

Copper engraved map, from the French edition of Bleau’s ‘Le Theatre du Monde’, contemporary hand colour, decorative title cartouche, scales embellished with cherubs, two compass roses, rhumb lines, central vertical fold, French text on verso, Amsterdam, Johannes Blaeu, c.1640

A detailed map of the Brazilian coastline, with numerous place names. North is orientated to the right. A fine example of Blaeu’s second map of Brazil.

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