Title: Pascaerte van Brasil Van Rio de Maranhaon, tot Rio de la Plata. 'T Amsterdam. By Theunis Iacobsz op 'twa:ter inde Lootsman.
Artist: Theunis, Jacobsz
Size: [41,5 x 53,7 cm]
Technic: Copper engraving / Original color.
Description: Copper engraving, finely hand colored in outline, when published. Partially heightened in gold. A highly decorative sea chart of Brazil orientated with the north to the right. This rare sea chart by Jacobsz Theunis covers Brazil from 'Rio de Maranhaon' towards 'Rio de la Plata' in the south. Ornated with a large decorative figurative allegoric title cartouche in the upper right centre, as well two compass roses and two sailing ships. In the lower left corner we find a mileage scale to convert Dutch, Spanish, English & French leagues to degrees. Our example of this rare sea chart of Brazil here can be dated c. 1665/66, it was bound with a collection of sea charts by Pieter Goos many of them dated 1665/66. This sea chart of Brazil by Jacobsz Theunis was published in a Dutch composite sea atlas mainly with charts by Pieter Goos, who was 'one of the best known maritime booksellers of Amsterdam' (Koeman), some others by Hendrik Doncker and a few by Jacobsz Theunis. Our example of this sea chart 'Pascaerte van Brasil ...' by the Lootsman (Anthony Iacobsen) Family was published in this early composit sea atlas probably around 1665/66. This map is printed on excellent thick double paper, it stands out through the highly decorative hand colors and the partially heightening of gold in title cartouches, mileage scales, compass roses or other places. Pieter Goos was 'one of the best known maritime booksellers of Amsterdam' (Koeman), he published a number of different sea-atlases or pilot books, his work was very much derivative. With his 'Zee-Atlas' he relied heavily on Hendrick Doncker's 'Zee-Atlas' of 1659.
Notes: Printed on double thick paper. The paper slightly toned or stained. In very good to excellent condition.
Reference: Koeman IV (Maritime Atlases), Goos pp. 190 ff. & Theunis, Jacobsz, pp. 223-6, #27.