Auction 124, Lot 375

"[Povo [with] Villa d Olinda d Pernambuco]", Merian

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1645 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14 x 11 inches
35.6 x 27.9 cm

An attractive copper engraving showing the Dutch fleet, under the command of Hendrick Corneliszoon Loncq, capturing the region in 1630 from the Portuguese. At top is a view of Povo and Olinda as seen from the sea. At bottom is a large bird's-eye view of the region, filled with ships.


Condition: B+

Bottom margin trimmed to neatline at lower left, as issued. There is a little faint uneven toning.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $450

Closed on 5/7/2008