Plan of the Brazilian Coast from Sohipe to São João Island
This manuscript nautical map shows a stretch of the Brazilian coast from the town of Sohipe to São João Island. This coastline today is part of the state of Bahia. Bahia has Brazil’s country’s longest coastline and, during the early colonial period, boasted several important export centers. Features indicated on the map include water-depths, coastal rocks and shoals, and prevailing currents.
Title in Original Language
Plano da Costa do Brasil desde o Sohipe athê a ilha de S. João
Type of Item
1 manuscript map ; 48.5 x 70 centimeters
Last updated: July 10, 2015