Evolution of Brazil

I came across some interesting images of how exactly Brazil evolved post-“discovery”. Here they are below. Enjoy!

Image 1 – Hereditary Capitancies – 1534
Image 2 – Two States – 1573

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Image 3 – São Paulo at its greatest extent – 1709
Image 4 – Inconfidência Mineira – 1789

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Image 5 – See caption
Image 6 – See caption

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Image 7 – See caption
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The Regions & Their States

Green = Norte

Yellow = Nordeste

Orange = Centro-Oeste

Blue = Sudeste

Purple = Sul

Names in bold are capitals while the other names are the states. The exception is Brasilia-DF, which is a Federal District.