Brazil

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622Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1817
Mouth of the Amazon River with Coastal French Guiana and Suriname
Depot de la Marine
1817
$1,300.00Depot-de-la-MarineMouth-of-the-Amazon-River-with-Coastal-French-Guiana-and-SurinameExceptional antique French sea chart includes the mouth of the Amazon River in Brazil or "Bouche de la Riviere des Amazones" from Rio Araguari ( Araouari ) at the north as far inland as the town of Macapa'. Original small-scale copperplate engraving published by the Depot de la Marine in 1817 on thick chain-laid paper. The full extent of this antique nautical chart includes numerous native villages, missionary posts, and points of interest on the coasts and rivers of Brazil, French Guyana, and Suriname (Oyapok ( Oiapoque ), Sinnamary, etc.) as far north as the Maroni River. <br></br> Key points of interest include Cayenne, Kourou, St. Paul, Cape Orange, Mt. Tripoupou (Tchoukouchipann ??) , and the far interior native village of Roukouyenes. These features are mentioned as the limits of exploration at the time by Alexander von Humboldt in his "Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctal Regions of the New Continent During the Years 1799 - 1804." Near the Tumuk Humac mountains at the confluence of the Maroni and Oiapoque Rivers is noted: " 3 Villages d'Indiens Aramichaux et Caicouchiennes par 2 36' 30" de Latitude observee."<br></br> Numeous soundings, isobaths, islands, and detail of the South American coast. No. 28. Price when issued was three francs. With the circular stamp of the French Depot de la Marine.
884Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1824
Antique chart of Brazilian east coast north of Cabo Frio
Depot de la Marine
1824
$500.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-chart-of-Brazilian-east-coast-north-of-Cabo-FrioAntique French sea chart issued in 1824 extends over approximately 800 miles of the east coast of Brazil and incudes portions of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the State of Espirito Santo. Coverage on this old chart starts about 80 miles to the east of Rio de Janeiro near Cabo Frio and trends generally north-northeast past Cabo de São Tomé, Vitoria, Rio Doce and Porto Seguro, ending north of Santo Andre. Little interior details are shown but the chart does identify several mountainous features that may have been visible from sea including the Pic ou Frade de Maccahe, Mt. de Campos, Mt. Mestre Alvaro, and Mont Pascoal. <br></br> Tracks are recorded for the two French vessels that conducted explorations and soundings of the area on this chart: the Corvette "la Bayadere" and the Brick "le Favori". Contains an avertissment below the title block with notes, warnings, and observations useful to mariners. <br></br> With the circular logo of the Depot Generale de la Marine. All text in French. No. 408.
885Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1842
Antique chart of Brazilian coast and mouth of the Amazon River
Depot de la Marine
1842
$575.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-chart-of-Brazilian-coast-and-mouth-of-the-Amazon-RiverAntique French sea chart from 1842 covers the mouth of the <b>Amazon River</b> in Brazil. This fine large copper-plate engraved nautical chart begins north of the Amazon River near Isla Maraca and trends south then east to include Rio Araguari ( Araouari ) , Rio Amazonas, Ilha de Marajo, Para River, and the Ile de Maranham. Includes the towns of <b>Belem</b> (Para) , Sao Luis (San Luiz) , Macapa, Chaves, and numerous smaller villages. Includes an inset chart/plan of the Para River with Belem. <br></br> Dozens of smaller rivers and tributaries of the Amazon are identified by name along with hundreds of depth soundings in meters. After a lapse of 25 years France had recently re-adopted the metric system in 1837. At bottom left the authors provided a useful depth conversion table from meters to feet (pieds), and to the old measure of depth- brasses (about five feet). <br></br> With the circular logo of the <b>Depot Generale de la Marine</b>. All text in French. No. 408.