Auction 161, Lot 415

"Truxillo", Montanus, Arnoldus

Subject: Fort Trujillo, Honduras

Period: 1671 (published)

Publication: De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.4 x 10.8 inches
34 x 27.4 cm

Montanus' work was perhaps the greatest illustrated book on the New World produced in the seventeenth century. It contained over one hundred beautifully engraved plates, views, and maps of North and South America. The plates vividly depict forts, festivals, occupations, Dutch fleets, battles, religious rites, and customs of the native inhabitants. This important work was translated into German by Olivier Dapper, and into English by John Ogilby. Several of the plates were later acquired by Pierre Vander Aa.

Fine view of Fort Trujillo in Honduras depicted during the attack in 1635 by the Dutch fleet of Admiral van Hoorn. The view is filled with warships and many beautifully engraved details of the port and people within it. A lettered key at the bottom identifies the important sites. Adorned with a ribbon-style cartouche.

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Condition: B+

A dark impression on paper with a jester watermark, a few spots of foxing, and mild toning.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/8/2017

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