Item #List1922 Carta de Reconcavo de Bahia. Brazil - Cartography, Teodoro Sampaio, Afro-Brazilian Cartographers.

Carta de Reconcavo de Bahia.

Bahia: 1928. Folded map. Fine condition. Fine. Item #List1922

Teodoro Sampaio was an Afro-Brazilian cartographer, engineer, politician and historian who was very active in Brazil, particularly in Bahia, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Offered here is Sampaio’s map of Bahia from 1928, which updates a map he produced in 1899 of the same region, with updates of the settlement of the region including a detailed inset of the city of BBahio de Todos os Santos on the lower right corner. At the time of the map’s production, Sampaio was an authority on Brazilian geography, being a member of the Instituto Geográfico e Histórico da Bahia, serving as president in 1922, and a member of the Instituto Histórico e Geográfico Brasileiro and the Instituto Geográfico e Histórico da Bahia, and publishing several books on Brazilian geography. The period between 1899, when the first edition of this map was published, and 1928 saw the development of rubber plantations in Bahia, and the map provides detail on the region’s roads and population centers. We find no publicly held examples of this edition and one copy of the 1899 edition, at Princeton, though we do find a reference to this edition at the Brazilian National Archives.

Price: $1,500.00