Bay of All Saints – Bahia de Todos los Sanctos

by Joan Blaeu


Date of first edition: 1662

Date of this map: 1663

Dimensions (not including margins): 39 x 50,5 cm

Dimensions (including margins): 50,5 x 59 cm

Condition: excellent. Sharp copper engraving printed on strong paper. Old colouring. Some age-toning. Wide margins.

Condition rating: A+

Verso: text in French

Map reference: Van der Krogt II, 9855:2-2

From: Le Grand Atlas (Atlas Maior). Van der Krogt II, 2:611, page 257-258

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Bay with a name

The Bay of All Saints (Portuguese: Baía de Todos os Santos), also known as All Saints’ Bay and Todos os Santos Bay, is the principal bay of the Brazilian state of Bahia, to which it gave its name.

The Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci was the first European to visit the bay, during his second expedition to the Americas. He entered the bay on All Saints’ Day (November 1), 1501. He named the Bay of the Holy Savior of All the Saints after the date and his parish church in Florence, San Salvatore di Ognissanti. Initially, the bay, its principal settlement, and the captaincy around it all shared the same name, but they were eventually distinguished, the state becoming simply Bahia, the bay becoming the Bay of All Saints, and the city becoming first Bahia and now (usually) Salvador

Orientation: NNE

Latin key A-S

Title added: Sinus Omnium Sanctori



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