"Olinda [on sheet with] Olinda de Phernambuco", Merian, Matthaus
Period: 1634 (circa)
Publication: Historia antipodum sive Novi Orbis
Color: Black & White
17.5 x 13.7 inches
44.5 x 34.8 cm
Two plan-views of the Portuguese sugar colonies in Brazil during the Dutch invasion in 1630. The upper view shows the town of Olinda with two figures in the foreground displaying a cloth on which are displayed the key with fourteen building names. Below an offshore view shows the Dutch fleet attacking the harbor and fort. An uncommon issue.
Some faint stains.