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  • This drawing shows the Brazilian city of São Paulo. Founded in 1554 by Jesuit missionaries as a base for their work with the Guaraní Indians, the city first grew as a result of the coffee trade and later due to industrialization. The drawing is done with Nanquim ink, a type of ink developed in China and used for colloidal drawings and watercolors. It involves suspending carbon particles in water and stabilizing it with some type of glue.

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  • Dezenho por idea da cidade de São Paulo

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Physical Description

  • 1 manuscript map : color ; 75 x 58 centimeters

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