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Map of Bahia de Todos os Sanctos


Map of Bahia de Todos os Sanctos

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

Map of Bahia de Todos os Sanctos.

Sinus Omnium Sanctorum.

Bottom right: No: 31.

The numbers of the key are given and explicated in the inset.

The chart shows how, in 1638, the fleet commanded by Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen sails into the bay to capture the city of Salvador from the Portuguese. However, the fleet did not succeed in its intention. In 1624 and 1625 the city was held by the WIC for several months.

The chart was previously published in: C. Barlaeus, 'Rerum per octennium in Brasilia', Amsterdam 1647.

Cf. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, inv. nr. 1043 B 14, after p. 78 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])