Auction 121, Lot 395

"'T Neemen van de Suyker Prysen in de Bay de Tode los Santos Anno 1627", Anon.

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1690 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 11 inches
36.8 x 27.9 cm

Nice copper engraving illustrating the Dutch fleet capturing the fort at the entrance to the Baia de Todos os Santos, in northeastern Brazil. The scene is very active with billowing cannon and tiny figures rushing to action. Large inset plan of the bay is depicted in a scroll above the scene. Published by Gregorio Letie.


Condition: B+

A nice impression with a few rust spots and a couple of tiny paper flaws/holes in map that are only visible when held up to the light.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/26/2007