Aar„o Reis, an engineer from the state of
ParŠ, designed the city of Bello Horizonte, "Beautiful
Horizon," which was built in 1853, the first planned city in Brazil.
Today Bello Horizonte is the capital of the state of Mina
Gerais and the third largest city in Brazil with 2.5 million
The design on the stamp includes a portrait of Reis,
and a portion of the plan of the city at the scale of 1:10,000.
The stamp was issued to commemorate the centenary of the building of