Village and Square of Santos


This drawing shows the village of Santos in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. The village was established in 1546 and quickly became an export site for coffee. The drawing is done with Nanquim ink, a type of ink developed in China and used for colloidal drawings and watercolors. It involves suspending carbon particles in water and stabilizing it with some type of glue.

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Villa e praça de Santos

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1 manuscript map : color ; 71 x 44 centimeters

Last updated: November 17, 2014