Auction 130, Lot 377

"Pascaert van de ghelegentheyt van Parnambuc betrocken door Hessel Gerritsz", Visscher, Claes Janszoon

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1633 (circa)

Publication: Warhafftige Beschreibung aller denckwurdigsten Geschichten

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.2 x 5.6 inches
36.1 x 14.2 cm

This is a rare and fascinating bird's-eye view of Olinda and the coast of Pernambuco based on the work of Hessel Gerritsz, who is credited in the title. It illustrates the attack and capture of the Portuguese settlement of Olinda by a Dutch fleet under the command of Hendrick Corneliszoon Loncq in 1630. It was published in Emmanuel van Meteren's history of the Netherlands.

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Condition: A

Minor toning in the very wide original margins and some light extraneous creases.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/2/2009

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