The Bay of All Saints


This map by Joan Blaeu (1596-1673), one of the most important Dutch cartographers, shows the Bay of All Saints off the coast of Brazil. The bay was named by Amerigo Vespucci, who is said to have entered it on All Saints’ Day, November 1, in the year 1501. Located on the bay is the city of Salvador.

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J. Blaeve, Amsterdam, Holland


Title in Original Language

Sinus Omnium Sanctoru[m]

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Physical Description

1 color map; 39 x 51.3 centimeters

Last updated: September 18, 2015