Auction 128, Lot 472

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

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Theatri Europaei

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: A

Nice impression with some minor creases, else fine.

Estimate: $450 - $600

Sold for: $750

Closed on 5/20/2009