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A flawless example of Barleus' map of a portion of Brazil, from his ervm per Octennivm in Brasilia et alibi nuper gesterum sub Praefectura Illustrissimi Comitis I. Mavritii, Nassoviae, &c…published by Blaeu in 1647. The Barleus edition of the maps appeared prior to the inclusion of the maps in the Atlas Major and can be distinguished by the lack of text on the verso. The Barleus is the scarcer of the states. This example extends from the Rio San Francisco to the Rio Gujaraigacu. This series of maps is one of the most coveted of all Brazilian maps from the 17th Century. Highly decorative and very scarce.