Le Bresil, dontla Coste est possedee parles Portugais,et divisee en Quatorze Capitaineries.
Le Milieu du Pays est habite par un tres grand nombre de Peuples la plus part Incogneus, et dont les Positions sont fort incertaines.
(Brazil as inhabited along the coast by Portuguese and within the interior populated by people mostly unknown with the geography strongly uncertain / Suriname / Guyana / South America / etc.)
Issued 1699, Paris by Nicholas Sanson. Engraved by A. de Winter.
Splendid example of speculative or fantastical cartography.
Fascinating and uncommon late 17th century antique engraved map.
Decorative leaf title cartouche at center.
Splendid visual appearance, fascinating mostly speculative interior details with long rivers, mountain chains and city symbols which do not at all correspond to reality as it then existed or does now.
Original fold line as issued, some old light browning along bottom edge which is easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet measures c.12 1/4" x 8 1/2"
Engraved area measures c. 10 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 4. p. 102-4.
Rhyiner Collection online, Bern, Switzerland, (earlier state).