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- This pen-and-ink watercolor map shows the city of Rio de Janeiro and the surrounding coastline around 1770, shortly after it became the colonial capital city of Portuguese Brazil. The map is the work of Manoel Vieira Leão (1727-1803), an assistant to the governor of the city.
Title in Original Language
Plano da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro: situado na Latitude de 22°54', e de Longitude de 334°53' contados do Meridiano da ilha do Ferro
Type of Item
- 1 pen-and-ink and watercolor manuscript map; 70 x 98 centimeters