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Map of Bahia de Todos os Sanctos


Map of Bahia de Todos os Sanctos

Marcgraf, Georg / Blaeu sr., Joan / Post, Frans

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.

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Sources and literature

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

Blaeu, Joan [ed. Peter van der Krogt], Atlas Maior (1665[2005])