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First state of this rare separately issued sea chart of the coast of Brazil, published in London by R & W Blachford.

A finely detailed coastal chart, extending from Buenos Aires and the mouth of the Rio de la Plata to Cape Frio, just north of Rio de Janeiro. The chart includes four profile recognition views and seven insets.

The inset charts include: Rio Janeiro; Harbor of Marambaia; Harbor of Port Frio; Harbor of Paranagua; Harbor of Santos; Harbor of St. Catharina; and Cananea.

This first state, dated 1835, shows only the Blachford name. The second state of the chart includes a note below the date stating "Sold by Blachford & Imray, at their Navigation Warehouse." This state was likely re-issued in 1837.

All states of the map are extremely rare. We note only a single example offered by in a dealer catalog an no examples in OCLC or at auction in the past 30 years.

Condition Description
Blue-backed chart. Generally soiled with some edge fraying and a few tears, repaired on the verso. Altogether a Fair to Good example.