Seller: c574778 (12,626) 100%, Location: Fairview, Pennsylvania, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 401400561914 Condition: Excellent condition, see the pics and description below. A nice map that has aged well, Details: The Brazil Collection In honor of the Rio Olympics, I am currently offering my personal collection of Brazilian Maps, Prints, Art and Photographs. Since 1989, I have made numerous trips to diverse parts of Brazil, Researching, Collecting and Photographing Brazil and its Architecture for a Ph.D in Art History, completed in 2000 at the University of Missouri. New Listings will be added daily over the next two weeks of the Games. Click for All Listings in The Brazil Collection An Authetic Antique Map: Not a Modern Reproduction Free Shipping on 5 or more Maps and Prints Description: It is an authentic copper plate engraved map approximately 375 years old. As stated on the map it is by Johannes Blaeu and dedicated to the Polish Military General Krzysztof Arciszewski, who was important in conquering Northeast Brazil for the Dutch. The date of the map is c. 1642 and has text related to the map on the reverse. It has original handcolor from the period and is oriented Westup, typical of the period. It is a very important map showing the various capitancies and settlements along the coast at the time that the Dutch and Portuguese conflict was occuring. The Dutch controlled various parts of Northeastern Brazil from Salvador in Bahia to Belem at the mouth of the Amazon from 1630-1654, consolidating the Dutch West Indies Company in their capitol of Recife in Pernambuco. A rare map in excellent condition sure to please anyone with an interest in Brazilian and Dutch History. Size: The map image between the neat lines measures approximately 15 by 19 1/2 inches (38x50cm) on a 20 1/2 by 24" (52x61cm) page with a margin all around for matting. Condition: It is in Very Good to Excellent condition for its age with related text on reverse and a centerfold as issued, basically as seen in the pics. Other than a few insiginifican spots, it is very clean, printed on strong paper. There is a slight slippage of plate marks barely visible on the corners hardly worth mentioning, see the pics for more on condition. The pics are of the actual map. Payment Details: We accept most major credit cards through Paypal and Ebay. Please ask if you have any questions about payment. International and New Bidders are welcomed and encouraged. Payment is expected within 7 days, after which Nonpaying Bidders will be reported to Ebay to recoup our listing fees. Save on Shipping: We only charge one shipping fee based on the largest map or print with multiple items shipped along with it for no extra costs. Purchase 5 or more maps or prints and receive Free First Class shipping in USA or First Class International elsewhere in the world, although registration may be required on shipments of high value. International Customs and VAT Fees: It is the responsibility of the buyer to pay all Customs Taxes, VAT or other fees that may be due upon arrival. These fees vary greatly from country to country and ebay policy is that the buyer is responsible for their country's taxes and fees. Please consult your country's Customs Regulations for more details on your country, printed matter is duty free in many countries. We declare the full purchase value as required by law. Delays by Customs: Although most items arrive at their destination very quickly, we have no control over how long it takes an item to move through Customs, which can be held for up to six weeks in rare cases. Satisfaction Guaranteed: We stand fully behind our products and offer a full refund minus shipping with no questions asked. Check out my other items! Be sure to add me to your favorites list!