Auction 108, Lot 266

"Pascaert van de ghelegentheyt van Parnambuc betrocken door Hessel Gerritsz", Visscher, Claes Janszoon

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1629 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
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.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/29/2004

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