Auction 130, Lot 382

"[Povo [with] Villa d Olinda d Pernambuco]", Anon.

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1690 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14 x 10.4 inches
35.6 x 26.4 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. Published by Gregorio Letie.

This image is copied from an earlier publication, circa 1640. It is interesting to note that the images have been reversed during the engraving process, so they appear as mirror images with Olinda incorrectly sited on the western bank of the river.


Condition: B+

There is an old paper repair on one of the folds at bottom and two pin-point sized worm holes in the sky region near the centerfold.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/2/2009