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The Rugendas Letters:
Johann Moritz Rugendas’
First Voyage to Brazil

The Sections of Cap Trafalgar
The First Prussian Maritime Atlas
marine niemeyer - since 1992 -


Vespucci – Americus Vesputius. Half-length portrait in oval medallion, in front of him atlas, compass, and globe. In his hand dividers, simultaneously looking into the far distance of new worlds uncovered by the curtain – symbol of mystery – drawn halfway behind him with a view of a sailing fleet of ships. Above the medallion celestial globe with laurel branches and laurel garlands. Laterally to the below sea-monsters, in their voracious mouths the fruit garlands lining the title-cartouche. Colored engraving. (1671.) 11⅜ × 7 in (29 × 17.7 cm).


The especially above and below wide white margin with isolated brown spots and generally slightly – on the back somewhat more – browned. Isolated tiny tears in the white lower margin backed acid-freely. Absolutely unaffected by this, however, the

in  its  colors  just  as  beautiful  as  rich  portrait

of  the  Florentine  navigator  +  explorer  Amerigo  Vespucci

(1451-1512), whom Martin Waldseemüller immortalized in his world map of 1507 by naming after him the new world he did not discover.

Offer no. 28,824 / EUR  590. / export price EUR  561. (c. US$ 678.) + shipping