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.

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Plano da Costa do Brasil desde o Sohipe athê a ilha de S. João

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1 manuscript map ; 48.5 x 70 centimeters

Last updated: July 10, 2015