|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Dimensions||288 x 355 mm|
A decorative map of Brazil based on earlier maps by Hessel Gerritsz and Blaeu from Ogilby's English translation of De Nieuwe en Onbekende Wereld published by Arnold Montanus, which was used by John Ogilby as the basis of his Complete History of America. The map has rhumb lines, ships, and decorative car touches with putti, explorers and native people. While rich in coastal information, the cartography of the interior of the country is largely blank except for some conjectural mapping of the Amazon.
John Ogilby (1600-1676) was a Scottish cartographer and publisher. Ogilby is perhaps best known for his series of road-maps entitled the "Britannia", which was the first road-atlas of any country, published in 1675.
Condition: Centrefold as issued.