Sign In

Forgot Password Create Account
Stock# 60978
Description

Antique Map of Brazil from the mid-17th Century

Dutch edition of Sanson's important early regional map of Brazil, extending from the Amazon to the area just South of Rio de Janeiro and extending west to Tapuaguazo and Lago de R. los Xarayes.

The map is colored according to the 14 Captaincies of Brazil, as established by the the Portugese. Rivers, lakes, mountains, islands and other areas are clearly detailed. One of the earliest obtainable regional maps of this area.

Nicolas Sanson Biography

Nicholas Sanson (1600-1667) is considered the father of French cartography in its golden age from the mid-seventeenth century to the mid-eighteenth. Over the course of his career he produced over 300 maps. His success can be chalked up to his geographic and research skills, but also to his partnership with Pierre Mariette. Previously, Sanson had worked primarily with the publisher Melchior Tavernier. Mariette purchased Tavernier’s business in 1644. Sanson worked with Mariette until 1657, when the latter died. Mariette’s son, also Pierre, helped to publish the Cartes générales de toutes les parties du monde.