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Gaspar Barleus / Guillaume Blaeu:  Praefecturae Paranambucae pars Meridionalis

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Title: Praefecturae Paranambucae pars Meridionalis

Map Maker: Gaspar Barleus /  Guillaume Blaeu

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1647 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 18 x 16 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $1,800.00

Inventory ID: 34779


Old color example of Barleus' map of a portion of Brazil, which first appeared in Barleus's rervm per Octennivm in Brasilia et alibi nuper gesterum sub Praefectura Illustrissimi Comitis I. Mavritii, Nassoviae, &c…published by Blaeu in 1647 and later in Blaeu's Atlas Major, from which this example comes.

The Barleus edition of the maps appeared prior to the inclusion of the maps in the Atlas Major and can be distinguished by the lack of text on the verso. This example extends from the Rio San Francisco to the Rio Gujaraigacu.

This series of maps is one of the most coveted of all Brazilian maps from the 17th Century. Highly decorative and very scarce.

Condition Description: Old color. Minor offsetting and some show through from the text on the verso.

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