Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: Entwerffung von Eroberung der Stadt Olinda so in der hauptmanschafft Pharnambuco gelegen ...

Accession number: 
12454
Record number: 
12454
JCB call number: 
bF630 E61v
Image title: 
Entwerffung von Eroberung der Stadt Olinda so in der hauptmanschafft Pharnambuco gelegen ...
Place image published: 
[Amsterdam?]
Image date: 
[1630?]
Image function: 
broadside
Technique: 
engraving
Image dimension height: 
12 cm.
Image dimension width: 
37.4 cm.
Page dimension height: 
29.4 cm.
Page dimension width: 
38.6 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink
Materials support: 
paper
Languages: 
Dutch
Description: 
View showing the battle for the towns of Recife and Olinda, and the island of Antonio Vaz in Pernambuco. The Dutch ships and Portuguese wrecks are shown in the harbor. Built environment includes dwellings, churches, and fortifications. Also includes a compass rose and soldiers. Items in the image are lettered and numbered for identification in text at bottom.
notes: 
The Dutch and the West India Company made their second, and more successful, attempt to colonize Brazil in 1629, after a brief possession of São Salvador de Bahia de Todos os Santos from 1624 to 1625. Hendrick Corneliszoon Loncq, commander of the Dutch fleet, arrived at Pernambuco in February 1630 with a fleet of 67 ships. By February 16,1630, the Dutch were in possession of Olinda; by March all Portuguese resistance was over and the Dutch were masters of Recife, Olinda, and the island of Antonio Vaz.
Time Period: 
1601-1650
References exhibitions: 
Schäffer, D. Portuguese exploration, Fig. 16
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired in 1919.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Commentary: 
geographic area: 
Brazil
Subject Area: 
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Subject Area: 
Geography, maps, city views and plans
Subject headings: 
Brazil--History--Dutch conquest, 1624-1654