Subject: Antique print, titled: '[Novus Brasiliae Typus]' - A decorative map of the Brazilian coast, from circa Sao Paulo (south) to Sao Luis in the north. Coastal towns and rivers are indicated, while the inland area is mostly empty, except for indicated hilly areas and forests. With an inset map of Baia de Todos os Santos near Salvador.
Condition: Fair, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. Margin edges browned. In the lower left corner a large piece of the sheet (featuring the cartouche) is missing, was subsequently backed with similar paper and the rhumb lines continued on the added piece. Browning around the added piece and a small tear from the top right corner of this piece into the image. A tear in the lower middle fold (not affecting image). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Engraving, with contemporary handcolouring on hand laid paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 56 x 48.2 cm. The image size is ca. 49.3 x 37.8 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 22 x 19 inch. The image size is ca. 19.4 x 14.9 inch.
Part Number: 63269
Location: Lade1-325 @PCO
Description: From a French edition of the Willem Janszoon Blaeu atlas (Theatre Orbis Terrarum), ca. 1638. Ref: Koeman 9850:2A.2

Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Willem Janszoon Blaeu'. Willem Janszoon Blaeu was born 1571 in Alkmaar. He was trained from 1594 to 1596 by the famous danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. 1599 he went to Amsterdam and founded a business as globe maker. Later he started producing map and sea charts, including his first world map in 1605. His most famous work was the "Atlas Novus" or "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas Novus" of 1635, which was published until 1655 in total six volumes.