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Map of Brazil


Map of Brazil

Meurs, Jacob van / Arciszeweski, Krystof

Map of Brazil.


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.

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Sources and literature

Nieuhof, Joan, Gedenkwaerdige zee- en lantreize (1682)

Montanus, Arnout, De nieue en onbekende weereld: of beschrijving van America en 't Zuidland […] (1671)

Blaeu, Joan [ed. Peter van der Krogt], Atlas Maior (1665[2005])