[Ramusio, Giovanni Battista.] 1485-1557. [Brasil. Venice: c.1565 or later.]

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Lot 115
[Ramusio, Giovanni Battista.] 1485-1557.
[Brasil. Venice: c.1565 or later.]

US$ 1,000 - 1,500
£ 750 - 1,100
[Ramusio, Giovanni Battista.] 1485-1557.
[Brasil. Venice: c.1565 or later.]
Woodcut map of Brazil, 310 x 410 mm. The seas decorated with galleons and monsters, the land showing habitations and native peoples at work and hunting.

A fine early map of Brazil taken from Ramusio's Raccolta di Navigationi et Viaggi, first published in 1550 and in this form, from an edition issued after 1565, when the first woodblock was destroyed by fire, and the new woodblock added the term "Terra non" to Descoperta at upper margin.
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[Ramusio, Giovanni Battista.] 1485-1557. [Brasil. Venice: c.1565 or later.]
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