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Auction 134, Lot 364

"Warhafftige Abbildung von Einnehmung der statt S. Salvator in der Baya de Todos los Santos", Anon.

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1634 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 11.5 inches
44.5 x 29.2 cm
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This is a very uncommon view of the Dutch fleet in the Baya de Todos los Sanctos attacking the town of San Salvador and the Portuguese merchant fleet in 1625. The buildings are clustered on the crest of the bay with four major forts protecting the harbor. A key below identifies 24 important sites. This view is from the History of the Netherlands by Emmanuel van Meteren.


Condition: A

The paper edges are toned with original narrow margins. A tiny tear in the bottom blank margins has been repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $700 - $900


Closed on 12/1/2010