Map Showing the Presumed Headwaters of the Das Velhas River and Part of the Captaincy of Minas Gerais
This late-18th century hand-drawn map shows the Das Velhas River, one of the tributaries of the São Francisco River in southern Brazil that flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Gold was discovered on its banks in 1698-99.
Title in Original Language
Mostrace neste mapa o julgado das cabeceiras do rio das Velhas e a parte da Capitania de Minas Gerais
Type of Item
1 pen-and-ink and water manuscript map; 49.8 x 42.5 centimeters
Last updated: March 8, 2016