Auction 137, Lot 456

"S. Salvador", Commelin, Isaac

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1656 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 9.2 inches
31.8 x 23.4 cm

This nicely engraved view shows the Dutch fleet in the Baya de Todos los Sanctos attacking the town of San Salvador and the Portuguese merchant fleet in 1624. The buildings are clustered on a crest of the bay. Published by Gregorio Letie.

References: cf Shirley (BL Atlases) G.LETI-2a #45.

Condition: A

A few minor creases.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/14/2011