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MERIAN, Matthaus.

SINUS OMNIUM SANCTORU.

SALVADOR.

Published: Archontologica Cosmica. c.1635.

Stock code: 54583

Price: £300

Sale Price: £120

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Map of the Bay de Todos os Sanctos in Bahia, Brazil showing the location of Salvador and other settlements. An inset map at lower left shows the city of Salvador, now a World Heritage Site. Matthew Merian was not only a publisher, but an accomplished engraver in his own right. Born in Basel, Switzerland, he spent most of his life in Frankfurt where he met and married Theodore de Bry’s daughter.

Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Fine condition. Size: 38 x 29.5 cm. (15 x 11 inches).

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