Auction 135, Lot 405

"I. Tamaraca", Montanus, Arnoldus

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1729 (circa)


Color: Black & White

13.2 x 10.7 inches
33.5 x 27.2 cm

A fine view of Dutch Fort Oranje on the island of Itamaraca off the North east coast Brazil. Native people and boats fills the foreground and a key at bottom identifies the important sites. This engraving originally appeared in Montanus' great work in 1671. This edition is printed on a large folio sheet of sturdy paper indicating a later publication probably by Vander Aa.


Condition: A

Fine impression with extremely wide margins. There is some faint foxing in the margins and on verso, still a fine example.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $240

Closed on 2/16/2011