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Stock# 59033
Description

Fine map of a portion of Brazil, prepared to illustrate Prince Maximilian of Wied's expedition to Brazil in 1815-1817.

Born at the end of the European Enlightenment, Maximilian of Wied was friends with two important explorers, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, a major comparative anthropologist under whom he studied biological sciences and Alexander von Humboldt, who served as Maximilian's mentor.   

Wied led an expedition to southeast Brazil (1815 - 1817), which resulted in the discovery of the Botocudos tribe in 1816, which Wied described for the first time.    

The present map locates the Puris, Botocudos, Camacan, Machacaris and Patachos Tribes.

Condition Description
Laid on larger archival backing board.