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Map of Brazil

Map of Brazil
 
 

Map of Brazil.
Brasilia.
Flanking the cartouche on the left are Indians subjugated by the Europeans.
The chart was also published in A. Montanus, 'De nieue en onbekende weereld', Amsterdam 1671 and J. Nieuhof, 'Gedenkwaerdige zee- en lantreize', Amsterdam 1682. Respectively: Koninklijke Bibliotheek, inv. nr. 185 B 14 deel II, after p. 358 and Koninklijke Bibliotheek, inv. nr. 388 A 9 deel I, after p. 28
The chart is thought to have been compiled by Krystof Arciszeweski, a Polish general in the service of the West-Indische Compagnie
Cf. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, inv. nr. 388 A 4 part I, after p. 28
The chart strongly resembles the map in Joannes Blaeu's Atlas Maior. The cartouches and decorations are different, however.

creator Meurs, Jacob van

(publisher)

Arciszeweski, Krystof

(assigned to land surveyor / mapmaker)

period

1671

material

paper

category print
technique

coloured engraving

inscriptiion

Brasilia Meurs, Jacob van

dimension

29 x 36 cm

number

1049B13_092

owner Koninklijke Bibliotheek
location(s) Rio Formoso Affogados Cabo de Santo Agostinho Fernando de Noronha Itamaracà eiland Natal Olinda Porto Calvo Salvador Sergipe del Rey

banderole / cartouche / ornamentation   Map/Chart/Plan   compass / dial   European   Person   ship / vessel   North and South Americans  

Literature

  • Nieuhof, Joan, Gedenkwaerdige zee- en lantreize (Amsterdam, 1682)
  • Montanus, Arnout, De nieue en onbekende weereld: of beschrijving van America en 't Zuidland […] (Amsterdam, 1671)
  • Blaeu, Joan [ed. Peter van der Krogt], Atlas Maior (Keulen, 1665[2005])