Auction 106, Lot 265

"Olinda [on sheet with] Olinda de Phernambuco", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1634 (circa)

Publication: Historia antipodum sive Novi Orbis

Color: Black & White

Size:
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.

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Condition: B

Some faint stains.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,100

Sold for: $900

Closed on 3/3/2004

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