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Map of Bahia de Todos os Sanctos

Map of Bahia de Todos os Sanctos
 
 

Map of Bahia de Todos os Sanctos.
Sinus Omnium Sanctorum.
Bottom right: No: 31.
The inset features a numbered key with explanatory notes.
The map was later reproduced in Joan Blaeu's 'Atlas Maior' (1665).
Depicted on the map is how the fleet led by Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen sailed into the bay in 1638 in an attempt to capture the city of Salvador from the Portuguese. However, the Dutch did not succeed. In 1624 and 1625 the city was held for several months by the WIC (the Dutch West India Company)
Cf. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, inv. nr. 1049B13_093 and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, inv. nr. NG-501-96.

creator Marcgraf, Georg

(assigned to land surveyor / mapmaker)

Blaeu sr., Joan

(publisher)

Post, Frans

(assigned to land surveyor / mapmaker)

period

1647

material

paper

category print
technique

copperplate printing

inscriptiion

Sinus Omnium Sanctorum Marcgraf, Georg

dimension

41 x 53 cm

number

1043 B 14, na p. 78 no. 31

owner Koninklijke Bibliotheek
location(s) Salvador

Map/Chart/Plan   compass / dial   key   ship / vessel   banderole / cartouche / ornamentation  

Literature

  • Barlaeus, Caspar, Rerum per octennium in Brasilia: et alibi nuper gestarum, sub præfectura illustrissimi comitis I. Mavritii [...] historia (Amsterdam, 1647)
  • Blaeu, Joan [ed. Peter van der Krogt], Atlas Maior (Keulen, 1665[2005])