Auction 140, Lot 398

"Afbeeldinghe van Pariba ende Forten", Commelin, Isaac

Subject: Paraiba, Brazil

Period: 1651 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14 x 10.8 inches
35.6 x 27.4 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.


Condition: A

Watermarked paper with one faint spot in center, and faint damp stains in blank margins, not affecting image.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/23/2012