Map of the Coast of Brazil from 1678
This magnificent map of Brazil is primarily a maritime chart with details confined to the coastline.
Oriented north to the left by two beautiful compass roses, it covers the Brazilian coast from the mouth of the Amazon to the Rio de la Plata, where Argentina is today.
A dramatic title cartouche that fills the interior is built from a montage of scenes that show Portuguese and Dutch explorers and missionaries, an indigenous ceremony, mining, animals and exotic products, etc.
Bearing lines crisscross the entire map, which is further embellished by four sailboats. “Littora Brasiliae / Pascaert van Brasil”, Wit, Frederick de
Map of the Coast of Brazil from 1678 – Historical Map of Brazil