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Matthaeus Merian / Theodore De Bry:  Das Norder Theil Des Lands Brasilien. . .

Maps of Brazil

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Title: Das Norder Theil Des Lands Brasilien. . .

Map Maker: Matthaeus Merian /  Theodore De Bry

Place / Date: Frankfurt / 1655

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 17.5 x 14 inches

Condition: VG-

Price: $375.00

Inventory ID: 48586


Engraved folding map, with an inset map of the Brazilian coast at the top, and a naval battle around Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil, at the bottom.

This map comes from a later abridgment of De Bry's "Grand Voyages."

Johann Ludwig Gottfried (c. 1584 – 1633)

Gottfried was a 17th-century German theologian, translator, author, and editor. For a long time, it was thought that Gottfried was merely a pseudonym for Johann Philipp Abelin (d. 1634), however, this has apparently been refuted.  Gottfried’s most extensive original work is the Gottfriedsche Chronicle.

Newe Welt und Americanische Historien [1655]

The present engraving comes from Johann Ludwig Gottfried’s abridgment of De Bry.  The illustrations from this work are after Theodor de Bry’s and Matthaeus Merian’s works in parts 1-12 of the “Grand Voyages”.  The first edition of the abridgment was published in 1631. The second edition was published by Merian’s heirs in Frankfurt in 1655.

Condition Description: Small loss of image at lower right corner, affecting the descriptive text.

References: Cf. Sabin 50; W├╝thrich, Merian III, 295; JCB II, 443; Leclerc 265; Muller 636; NDB VI, 677.

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