image from Blaeu's AtlasDetail from Willem Janssoon Blaeu's Le grand atlas 
(see Island 3)

Brazil:

A Quincentenary Exhibit

 originally displayed April-May 2000 
Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina

based on an exhibit by Patrick Scott 
hypertext by Mila Tasseva

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Introduction

In April 2000 Brazil celebrated the five hundredth year since the first Portuguese landed on the coast of South America. Brazil would become not only the largest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, but among the largest countries of any language and continent. 

Brazilian history is not an area in which the library has deliberately or recently built up rare collections. It is a tribute to the historical importance and quality of the original South Carolina College library, and to the generosity of more recent donors, that such an exhibition can be mounted for the Thomas Cooper Library special collections, and that it includes so many significant and beautiful items. 

 

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