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     The Brazilian stamp was issued in 1940 to commemorate the Feira Mundial de Nova York, the "World's Fair of New York. It is based on the decorations which adorned the walls of the Brazilian pavillion at the Fair. It shows the major rivers and mountain ranges as well as the central plateau. Walter Klinefelter identified the projection as Sanson's sinusoidal (equal area) projection, and the mapping as relief. The upper-most latitude line is the Equator. The west-most longitude is 74W; the east-most is 35W.

SCN 498

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