[Brazil] Blaeu/Covens & Mortier, Praefecturae Parambucae Pars Borialii... Amsterdam, circa 1730. 16 x 20½. Colored. Fine. SOLD
North is to the right in this map of the Brazilian coastal region. Key identifies forts, Indian communities, and various categories of mills, from those belonging to the church to those powered by oxen. The beautiful vignette shows a water-powered sugar mill based on sketches by Frans Post. A scene lower right illustrates a sea battle between the Dutch and Spanish. The Map Collector #40, pp. 17-20 (Autumn 1987); Goss, ...Blaeu's Grand Atlas..., pp. 184-85.
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