"Truxillo", Montanus, Arnoldus
Subject: Fort Trujillo, Honduras
Period: 1671 (circa)
Publication: De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld
Color: Black & White
13.3 x 10.8 inches
33.8 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.
A dark impression on watermarked paper with a few small spots and light dampstains that just enter the image at bottom.