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Map of Paraiba and Rio Grande

Map of Paraiba and Rio Grande
 
 

Map of Paraíba and Rio Grande.
Praefecturae de Paraiba, et Rio Grande. The chart was later reproduced in Joan Blaeu's Atlas Maior.
The map displays the coats of arms of the governorships Paraíba and Rio Grande. Topping the map is an illustration of a village with a church, and Brazilian Indians working for the Dutch. In the top left corner we see part of the drawing of the sugar mill, of which the greater part features on the map of Pernambuco and Itamarica, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, inv. nr. 1043 B 14, after p.38.
The sea battle shown here, depicts the continuation of the battle fought in January 1640 between the Dutch and the Spaniards. It concerns the dates of 13, 14 and 17 January. The first day of this sea battle is depicted on the same chart as that showing the rest of the sugar mill. This map may be linked to: Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, inv. nr. 1043 B 14, after p. 28; Idem, inv. nr. 1043 B 14, after p. 38, 2, and Idem, inv. nr. 1043 B 14, after p. 68
Cf. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, inv. nr. 1049B13_097.

creator Marcgraf, Georg

(land surveyor / mapmaker)

Post, Frans

(copied after)

Blaeu sr., Joan

(publisher)

period

1647

material

paper

category print
technique

copperplate printing

inscriptiion

Praefecturae de Paraiba, et Rio Grande Marcgraf, Georg

dimension

41 x 53 cm

number

1043 B 14, na p. 68

owner Koninklijke Bibliotheek
location(s) Restinga island Natal Joao Pessoa Cabedelo
fortification(s) Ceulen, fort Noorderfort, fort (Itamaracá) Catharina, fort

Map/Chart/Plan   survey / view   banderole / cartouche / ornamentation   factory / workshop   North and South Americans   house   building   blockade / naval battle   compass / dial   ship / vessel   Person  

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])