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Olinda de Phernambuco. (Brazil).

  • ARTIST: Arnoldus Montanus

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Jacob van Meurs, Amsterdam.

  • MEDIUM: Copper plate engraving,

    DATE: 1671.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 11 1/8 x 13 7/8" (28.3 x 35.3 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From Montanus' "De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America". This view shows the Dutch fleet attacking the town of Olinda in Pernambuco, Brazil. Founded by the Portuguese in 1537, Olinda's rich sugar cane plantations made it a center for Portuguese commerce in Brazil, and one of their most prized possessions. It was captured by the Dutch in 1630 and burned to the ground. It is this important battle that is depicted here.


  • CONDITION: Good condition. Black and white.