Catalog Archive
Auction 109, Lot 323

"'T Neemen van de Suykor Prysen in de Bay de Todo los Santos", Commelin, Isaac

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1690 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14.6 x 11 inches
37.1 x 27.9 cm

Nice copper engraving of the Dutch fleet capturing the fort at the entrance to the Baia de Todos os Santos, in 1627. Large inset plan of the bay is depicted in a scroll above the scene. Title in strapwork cartouche.


Condition: A

Minor surface soil in margins. Expert repair of a few tiny wormholes along centerfold, now invisible except on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/1/2004