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A set of clippings reproducing the most diverse shapes attributed to the "Isle of Brazil" by cartographers from the 14th to the 19th centuries. In addition to its "circular" character, there was a constant belief that the island would contain a lagoon at its center, or even be crossed by a river. The wood used, Muirapiranga, was often confused with the reddish sap tree that gave Brazil (and perhaps the island itself) its name. For this reason, it is officially called "False Brazilwood" today.

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