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? Claes Jansz Visscher II (c.1587-1652)

Olinda, 1630

Bref recit / De ce qui s’est passé à la prinse / de la VILLE / Olinde de Fernambouc c.1640

Two columns of letterpress text, each in one piece; mounted on paper (Mount Type A) | 36.2 x 11.3 cm (sheet of left column) | RCIN 722051.d

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A sheet containing two pieces of text (in French) associated with map of Olinda at RCIN 722051.a. See also RCINs 722051.b and c.

  • ? Claes Jansz Visscher II (c.1587-1652) (publisher)

  • Watermark: Text: indistinct. Mount: 5-pointed crown with 6-pointed star above.

    Condition: small hole in left column where the acid from brown ink has eaten through the paper; no gilt edges; pressure marks from the mounts of items which were kept above and below this print in a different collection are present on the recto and verso

  • 36.2 x 11.3 cm (sheet of left column)

    36.2 x 11.1 cm (sheet of right column)

    39.2 x 32.9 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    Bref recit / De ce qui s’est passé à la prinse / de la VILLE / Olinde de Fernambouc.


    George III heading: Olinda de Pernambuco Feb.y 1630.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top of right column, ?contemporary hand, pale brown ink:] E5. [top of left column, ?contemporary hand, ink:] E6.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Olinda de Pernambuco A Plan of the Town of Olinda de Pernambuco taken by the Dutch in February 1630: and a Map of the Northern part of Brazil: by N.J. Piscator (Visscher) 2 sheets. with Descriptions of the Siege in Dutch and French.

  • From the collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo (1588-22 October 1657); inherited by his brother, Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo (1606-1689); sold by Carlo Antonio’s grandson to Clement XI, 1703; acquired by Cardinal Alessandro Albani by 1714, from whom purchased by George III in 1762

  • Subject(s)

    Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil (08°00ʹ32ʺS 34°51ʹ19ʺW)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    M. McDonald, The Print Collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Part II, Architecture, Topography and Military Maps, 3 vols, London 2019, cat. no. 2919, 2920

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