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Rare early portrait of Andre Thevet, showing Thevet measuring a globe.

André de Thevet (1516 - November 23, 1590) was a French Franciscan priest, explorer, cosmographer and writer who travelled to Brazil in the 16th century. He described the country, its aboriginal inhabitants and the historical episodes involved in the France Antarctique, a French settlement in Rio de Janeiro, in his book Singularities of France Antarctique.


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