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1662  Rio Grande, Paraiba, Brazil
1662 Rio Grande, Paraiba, Brazil


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PRAEFECTURAE | DE PARAIBA, ET | RIO GRANDE, Joan Blaeu (1662)Between 1630 and 1654 a large part of Brazil was occupied by the Dutch. In this period the area was surveyed and mapped by the cartographers Cornelis Goliath (deceased 1667/1668) and Georg Marcgraf. The results were compiled in a decorative wall map in 1643. Joan Blaeu (1598-1673) used the wall map as his source for this map in 1662.

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