Auction 137, Lot 465

"T' Neemen van de Suyker Prysen in de Bay de Tode los Santos Anno 1627", Commelin, Isaac

Subject: Baia de Todos os Santos, Brazil

Period: 1656 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.8 x 11.3 inches
37.6 x 28.7 cm

Nice copper engraving illustrating the Dutch fleet capturing the fort at the entrance to the Baia de Todos os Santos, in northeastern Brazil. The scene is very active with billowing cannons and tiny figures rushing to action. Large inset plan of the bay is depicted in a scroll above the scene. Published by Gregorio Letie.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $800

Closed on 9/14/2011

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