Region Between Amazon River and São Paulo


This pen-and-ink watercolor map shows the course of the Amazon River, including its minor tributaries and the towns located along its banks. Although much of the area along the Amazon was controlled by indigenous people through the early colonial period, settlers established towns along the riverbanks to support trade and exploration into Brazil’s interior. The largest of these towns was Belem, which appears on the map.

Date Created

Subject Date


Title in Original Language

Região compreendida entre o rio Amazonas e São Paulo

Type of Item

Physical Description

1 pen-and-ink and watercolor manuscript map; 55 x 65.5 centimeters

Last updated: November 17, 2014