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View of the battle for Porto Calvo in 1636

View of the battle for Porto Calvo in 1636
 
 

View of the battle for Porto Calvo in 1637.
Praelium Prope Portum Calvum
Bottom right: no: 6
Key: A. Fluvius. / B. Arborum strues ad fluvij ripam impediendo transitu. / C. Agger castrensis hostium. / D. Hostium agmina ex Brasilianis, lusitanis, et Nigritis. / E. Brasiliam hostes. / F. Fuga hostium. / 1. Praetoria cohors Comitis. / 2. Sclopetarij. / 3. Brasiliani ab utroq. montis latere per sylyam abeuntes. / 4. Prima acies. / 5. Tribunais Artischotskyus. / 6. Comes. / 7. Turma Equitum. / 8. Tormenta maiora. / 9. Praelium. / 10. Exercitus. / 11. Acies postrema admiraly et nautica plebs. / 12 Castra nocturna Comitis
The plate shows the conquest of the fort of Povaçon, or Boaventura near Porto Calvo in 1637. It subsequently remained in the hands of the West India Company (WIC) until 1645.

creator Post, Frans

(engraver / etcher)

Blaeu sr., Joan

(publisher)

period

1647

material

paper

category print
technique

copperplate printing

inscriptiion

Praelium Prope Portum Calvum Post, Frans

dimension

40,5 x 53 cm

number

1043 B 14 na p. 36, no. 6

owner Koninklijke Bibliotheek
location(s) Porto Calvo
fortification(s) Bona Ventura, fort

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Literature

  • Barlaeus, Caspar, Rerum per octennium in Brasilia: et alibi nuper gestarum, sub præfectura illustrissimi comitis I. Mavritii [...] historia (Amsterdam, 1647)