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BLAEU,J. - Praefecturae de Paraiba, et Rio Grande.

BLAEU,J. - Praefecturae de Paraiba, et Rio Grande.
Praefecturae de Paraiba, et Rio Grande. - BLAEU,J.
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Title : Praefecturae de Paraiba, et Rio Grande..
Map maker : BLAEU,J..
Date : Amsterdam 1662.
Size : 16.5 x 20.9 inches. / 41.8 x 53.0 cm.
Colouring : In very attractive colours.

Description :Superb map of the Brazilian coastline including the capitanias of Paraiba and Rio Grande. The map was drawn after actual surveys by Georg Markgraf, Elias Herckmanns and others, and was among the first maps of Brazil based on non-Portuguese data.
The map is richly engraved with a huge scene of people and a sugar plantation and three major sea battles are depicted in the sea.
Further adorned with coats of arms, compass rose and strapwork title cartouche. The series of four maps of the capitanias of Brazil are unlike any other map in Blaeu's atlases.
Blaeu first issued this and its companion maps in 1647 for Caspar van Baele's Rerum per octennium in Brasilia. The maps then appeared in the Atlas Maior beginning in 1662.
French text on verso.

Condition : A good and dark impression. Some very minor discolouration along centerfold. Alltogether near to mint condition. Wide margins.

ID: 16382

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