Hand-coloured engraved sea chart of Brazil by A. Montanus. From De Nieuwe en onbekende weereld: of Beschryving van America en 't zuid-land published 1671 in Amsterdam. Decorated with two cartouches surrounded by allegorical figures and putti, galleons, rhumb lines and two compass roses.
Some handling creasing, brown spot at the edge on the right-hand side. Wide margin. Very good condition.
Arnoldus Montanus was a Dutch theologian and historian. Montanus wrote works on Church history, theology, the history of the Netherlands and the peoples and cultures of the New World. Although he has never left Europe, his works had a great influence on Western perceptions of the countries concerned.
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Arnoldus Montanus: Brasilia.
Coloured map of Brazil. Printed in Amsterdam by Jacob Meurs in 1671.
South America - Montanus, Arnoldus - Brasilia