SOLD: 1740 Lidl - Africa, Asia, Brazil [Jesuit travel routes]

Rare eighteenth century map of Jesuit missionary travel routes

Title:

[Untitled - Africa, Asia, Brazil]

Map maker:

Johann Jacob Lidl, Der Neue Welt-Bott, Theil XXVIII

Place and Year:

Augsburg & Graetz, c. 1740

Dimensions:

39.4 x 28 cm (15.5 x 11 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

This rare map is centered on Africa, and extends to include Brazil, Arabia, and Southern Asia. There is excellent detail of the islands in the Atlantic and Indian oceans.

The map was designed to show the route of Portuguese Jesuit missionaries on the ships S. Pedro de Alcantara and Madre de Deos sailing from Lisbon, around the Cape of Good Hope, to Goa, India from April 1736 through September 1737. Detail on land is confined to the coasts with hundreds of place names.

It is adorned with two large compass roses and a coat of arms.

Published in Joseph Stoecklein's 5-volume work on the Jesuit missionaries.

CONDITION NOTES

A crisp impression with attractive color on paper with the watermark of a six-pointed star. Issued folding, now flattened.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00036

REFERENCES

Sabin #91981.

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