Brazil: of the Noble Class, of Loves, and of Letters…


This map of Brazil is the work of Joan Blaeu (1596-1673), one of the most famous Dutch cartographers. Blaeu was trained as a lawyer, but eventually joined the Amsterdam studio of his father, the cartographer Willem Blaeu. Together with his father and brother Cornelis, Joan Blaeu published the Atlas Novus (New atlas), an 11-volume work consisting of 594 maps. Joan Blaeu later became the official cartographer of the Dutch East India Company.

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Amsterdam, Holland


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Brasilia: front generis nobilitate armerum et litterarum...

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1 color map; 38.6 x 50 centimeters em f. 53,5 x62,2cm.

Last updated: September 18, 2015