Auction 137, Lot 463

"Afbeeldinghe van Pariba ende Forten", Commelin, Isaac

Subject: Paraiba, Brazil

Period: 1656 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.5 x 11 inches
36.8 x 27.9 cm

This bird's-eye map shows the region of Paraiba and Portuguese fortifications at the mouth of the River Paraiba. The scene of the Dutch attack on the region is illustrated with the Dutch fleet and the defending Portuguese armies. Published by Gregorio Leti.

This image is copied from an earlier publication, circa 1640. It is interesting to note that the image has been reversed during the engraving process, so the river flows to the west, rather than correctly to the east, and the fortifications are on the wrong bank.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $190 - $230

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/14/2011

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