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Old antique map of Brazil, by Joan Blaeu.

Item number:26867
Category:Antique maps > america > south america
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Brasilia. - Joan Blaeu, 1645.


Old, antique map of Brazil, by Joan Blaeu.

Oriented to the west.

Date of the first edition: 1640
Date of this map: 1645

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 38.5 x 49.5cm (15 x 19.2 inches)
Verso text: French
Condition: Original coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Van der Krogt 2, 9850:2B.

From: Le Théâtre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas. J. Blaeu, 1645. (Van der Krogt 2, 311)

Dedicated to Christoph Arciszewski von Artischau (1592-1656), Polish nobleman and officer in the service of the WIC, by Joan Blaeu.

This map was made during the period when the Dutch attempted to drive the Portuguese from their various trading posts. In Brazil this struggle ultimately failed, but for nearly 25 years (1630-1654) the Dutch possessed several Portuguese provinces in the northeast of Brazil.

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