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Truxillo (View of Trujillo in Honduras).

  • ARTIST: Arnoldus Montanus

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Jacob van Meurs, Amsterdam.

  • MEDIUM: Copper plate engraving,

    DATE: 1671.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 10 5/8 x 13 3/8" (27 x 33.8 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: A fine view of Truxillo, Honduras. From Montanus' "De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America." Trujillo or Truxillo was founded in 1525, and remained the colonial capital of Honduras for over 12 years. It was used as the principal trade port for gold and silver mined from the interior and bound for Spain. Like Campeche, Trujillo was a favorite target for pirates, and the city was repeatedly attacked by Morgan and other infamous privateers.


  • CONDITION: Good condition.