Auction 136, Lot 437

"Warhafftige Abbildung von Einnehmung der Statt S. Salvator in der Baya de Todos los Santos", Meteren, Emmanuel van

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1633 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 12 inches
44.5 x 30.5 cm

This is a great 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. San Salvador was Brazil's main sea port and a major center of the sugar industry and the slave trade. This view is from Van Meteren's important History of the Netherlands.


Condition: A

There are a couple unobtrusive spots and creases, else fine.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $750

Closed on 6/1/2011