This handsome view depicts a Dutch fleet in the Baya de Todos los Sanctos attacking the town of San Salvador and the Portuguese merchant fleet in 1625. The buildings are clustered on the crest of the bay with four major forts protecting the harbor. A key below identifies 24 important sites. San Salvador was Brazil's main sea port and a major center of the sugar industry and the slave trade. This view is from Van Meteren's important History of the Netherlands.
A dark impression on a mostly clean sheet. Issued folding.