The Cartography of Brazil

The Cartography of Brazil in the Collections of the National Library is an online collection of more than 300 maps of Brazil and South America from the National Library of Portugal.

The main goal of this project was to make an inventory of the eighteenth-century maps of Brazil existing in the collections of the National Library in order to make them available to the public. The printed and manuscript maps were selected from the collections kept in the Map Department, the Prints and Drawings Department, and the Rare Books and Manuscript Department. The maps are dated from 1700 to 1822.

The project also generated a printed catalogue and an exhibition (in 2000-2001). The site is in English and Portuguese. Thanks, peacay.

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