Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
Sold For: £5,000
Rerum per Octennium in Brasilia et alibi nuper gestarum...., 1st edition, published Joan Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1647,
title page torn with slight loss to text, additional decorative title, engraved portrait of Maurice of Nassau, seventeen (only of twenty-five) uncoloured double page maps and twenty-three (only of thirty-one) uncoloured double page engraved plates of settlements and marine vistas, some toning and spotting throughout, all edges gilt, text block detached, contemporary vellum gilt, worn and frayed, folio
Although lacking some maps and plates, a rare atlas detailing the Dutch colonial empire in Brazil. The maps and views were the main European reference source of the Brazilian landscape for 160 years. Sold as a collection of maps, not subject to return.