"Pascaert van de ghelegentheyt van Parnambuc betrocken door Hessel Gerritsz", Visscher, Claes Janszoon
Period: 1629 (circa)
Color: Black & White
14.2 x 5.6 inches
36.1 x 14.2 cm
A rare and fascinating bird's-eye view of the coast of Pernambuco based on the work of Hessel Gerritsz, who is credited in the title. The village is well laid-out to show both fortifications and habitations. A fleet of Dutch ships is shown disgorging an army that is marching along the shore to capture the fort.