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Johan Maurits drives out the Portuguese


Johan Maurits drives out the Portuguese

Meurs, Jacob van / Meurs, Jacob van

The governor of Brazil, Johan Maurits of Nassau-Siegen, drives out the Portuguese.

The scene shows the capture of the fort of Povaçon, or Boaventura near Porto Calvo in 1637. The fort subsequently remained in the hands of the West India Company until 1645.

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Sources and literature

Montanus, Arnout, De nieue en onbekende weereld: of beschrijving van America en 't Zuidland […] (1671)