The Old Print Shop

Obsidio et Expugnatio Portus Calvi.

  • 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" (27 x 32.9 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From Montanus' "De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America". A fascinating view of the fort of Porto Calvo in Brazil. Porto Calvo controlled the passage of the Manguaba River, and was at the frontline of Portuguese-Dutch hostilities in the early 1630's. It is depicted here as a simple wooden fort surrounded by a few small cottages.


  • CONDITION: Good condition.