1671 Montanus - Brasilia [Eighty Years' War]

1671 map of Brazil in the context of the Eighty Years' War

Title:

Brasilia

Map maker:

Arnoldus Montanus, Jacob van Meurs

Place and Year:

Amsterdam, 1671

Dimensions:

29.9 x 36.8 cm (11.75 x 14.5 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Uncolored

Condition Rating:

VG

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DETAILS

Map of eastern Brazil originally published in Montanus's De Nieuwe en Onbekende Wereld.

In the context of the larger theater of the Eighty Years' War and Spanish and Portuguese (as well as Dutch) interests in the New World, it depicts the Oriented to the West, it reveals early misconceptions about the source of the Amazon and the Rio de la Plata being a series of lakes called Puerto de los Reyes.

The map includes a clear depiction of the Linea Aequioctialis, dividing Spanish and Portugese colonial claims. 

Verso Text: Blank

CONDITION NOTES

Trimmed to the neatline with remnants of tape from previous mounting; otherwise a strong impression in good condition.  

IDENTIFIER

NL-00201

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