Catalog Archive
Auction 99, Lot 296

"Abbildung der Statt und Vestung Parayba in der Landschaft Brasilia", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1639 (circa)


Color: Black & White

14 x 10.7 inches
35.6 x 27.2 cm

A splendid map of the region of Paraiba and the defending forts at the mouth of the River Paraiba. The map illustrates the Dutch incursion into the Portuguese territory and shows the Dutch fleet filling the river and the defending armies marching along the roads. A large and very decorative inset depicts the entire coastline from C. de Norte to Salvador.


Condition: B

Sharp impression with slight foxing and marginal split on top fold.

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $600

Closed on 6/12/2002