Geographic Map of Brazil


This map of Brazil was published by Giovanni Battista Albrizzi (1698-1777), a prominent Venetian publisher of books and maps. The notes on the map, in Italian, include various speculative remarks about the people and the geography of the interior of Brazil, then still largely unknown to Europeans. Albrizzi, who inherited his business from his father, was part of a family active in publishing and bookselling in Venice for 150 years. He played an important role in the intellectual life of the city and edited a weekly bulletin, Novelle della Repubblica delle Lettere (News from the republic of letters), which reviewed and commented on books published throughout Europe.

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Venice, Italy


Title in Original Language

Carta geografica del Bresil

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1 hand colored engraved map ; 33 x 42.3 centimeters

Last updated: November 17, 2014