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Auction 124, Lot 376

"Albeeldinge vande Cabo St. Augustin Met haer Forten", Anon.

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1690 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14 x 10.7 inches
35.6 x 27.2 cm
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This fine bird's-eye view portrays the Dutch fleet and the fortresses at Cabo Santo Agostinho. Published by Gregorio Letie, this scene is copied from an earlier publication, circa 1640. It is interesting to note that the image has been reversed during the engraving process, so the map is a mirror image of reality.


Condition: A

Lightly toned, darker at paper edges.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $650

Closed on 5/7/2008