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Covens & Mortier: Le Bresil

Map: SAM3403
 
Cartographer: Covens & Mortier
Title: Le Bresil
Date: c. 1730
Published: Amsterdam
Width: 12 inches / 31 cm
Height: 9 inches / 23 cm
Map ref: SAM3403
Description:
Attractive copper-engraved map of Brazil subdividing the region into Capitanias, or Captaincies, a system of governance established by the Portuguese in 1534. The map extends from the mouth of the Amazon River in the north to Sao Vicente in the south. Based on a map first published by Pieter van der Aa in 1713.

Original hand-colour. [SAM3403]