Rare Spanish Bird's-Eye View of Salvador de Bahia
"La Ciudadde S. Salvador Capital del Brasil", Anon.
Subject: Salvador, Brazil
Period: 1770 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 12.9 inches
47 x 32.8 cm
Salvador, formerly the capital of Brazil, was a strategic port under Portuguese control. This fine copper engraving shows the walled city of Salvador with ships and boats filling the harbor in the foreground. A lettered key at bottom identifies numerous locations. This anonymous Spanish view is a larger copy of Arnoldus Montanus' view of the city, published in 1671.
A nice impression with very light soiling on paper watermarked with a large initial "R."