Auction 98, Lot 256

"[Raid on Santiago]", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Cape Verde Islands

Period: 1665 (published)

Publication: Historia Antipodum oder Neue Welt

Color: Hand Color

8.2 x 13 inches
20.8 x 33 cm

Birds-eye view showing Sir Francis Drake's ships attacking Santiago, Cape Verde Islands in 1585. The harbor is filled with 20 sailing ships, many with canons firing. On shore are many spear carrying soldiers, fortifications, etc. Dutch text above and on verso. Published by Matthaus Merian.


Condition: B

Well engraved and colored on sound paper with overall toning that has darkened image.

Estimate: $180 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/6/2002