Lot 11: (BRAZIL.) Ramusio, Giovanni Battista. Brasil.
December 8, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (BRAZIL.) Ramusio, Giovanni Battista. Brasil. Double-page woodblock map from Ramusio''s Delle Navigationi Et Viaggi. 12x16 1/2 inches sheet size, ample margins; centerfold flattened out, minor spotting, two small wormholes reinstated at lower center. Venice, [1556 or after]
Notes: A fantastic pictorial rendering of Brazil oriented north/south, here in the second state of the block by Giacomo Gastaldi with "Terra non Descoperta" altered from "Discoperta."