"[Povo [with] Villa d Olinda d Pernambuco]", Merian, Matthaus
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.
Nice impression with some minor creases, else fine.