Map of the Brazilian Empire

Description

This detailed map of Imperial Brazil was drawn by Conrado Jacob Niemeyer (1788-1862) after an earlier map by Duarte da Ponte Ribeiro, the Baron of Ponte Ribeiro (1795-1878). After beginning his career as a doctor, Ponte Ribeiro became an important diplomat during the early years of Brazilian independence, representing his country in Portugal, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina. Niemeyer was an engineer best known for constructing, at his own expense, a major road connecting the different districts of Rio de Janeiro; this road now bears his name.

Date Created

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Publication Information

Rio de Janeiro

Language

Title in Original Language

Carta do Império do Brasil

Type of Item

Physical Description

1 map ; 64 x 63 centimeters

Last updated: September 18, 2015