Course of the São Francisco River and the Navigation Along It from São Paulo to the Pitangui Mines


This early-18th century manuscript map shows the São Francisco River in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state. In this period, the Portuguese sent numerous expeditions up the São Francisco and its tributaries in search of gold, silver, and diamonds.

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Cours de la riviere de Sao Franc.° e[t] la navigation que y fait de S.t Paul jusquax mines de Pitangui

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1 manuscript map ; Ferrogálica ink drawing ; 55 x 66 centimeters

Last updated: January 8, 2018