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Printed and manuscript maps, prints and views of 22 seventeenth-century wars

Workshop of Claes Jansz Visscher II (c.1587-1652)

Olinda, 1630

Kort Verhael / Van alle 't ghepasseerde in 't / victorieus Veroveren / Der Stadt Olinda / Anders genaemt / PHARNAMBVCO c.1640

Letterpress text, printed on paper, cut into six pieces and assembled in two columns, each comprising three pieces of text, joined; mounted on paper (Mount Type A) | 40.4 x 11.4 cm (image and sheet of left column) | RCIN 722051.b

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A sheet containing two columns of text (in Dutch) associated with the map of Olinda at RCIN 722051.a. See RCIN 722051.c for the continuation of the text.

  • Workshop of Claes Jansz Visscher II (c.1587-1652) (printmaker)

    Claes Jansz Visscher II (c.1587-1652) (publisher) [bottom of text column on RCIN 722051.c:] t’ AMSTERDAM, / By Claes Iansz Visscher, woonende inde Kalver-straet inde Visscher.

  • Watermark: Text: none visible. Mount: 5-pointed crown with 6-pointed star above.

    Condition: heavy brown discolouration; some wear along the t edges of three of the original pieces of text, indicating that they were formerly attached to another document (perhaps the map, although this shows no signs of text having been removed from the bottom, but see the formats of text which are described under RCIN 722051.a.) One fold line to the mount; 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

  • 40.4 x 11.4 cm (image and sheet of left column)

    40.1 x 11.2 cm (image and sheet of right column)

    43.0 x 33.0 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    Kort Verhael / Van alle 't ghepasseerde in 't / victorieus Veroveren / Der Stadt Olinda / Anders genaemt / PHARNAMBVCO.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Olinda de Pernambuco Feb.1630.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [on five of the original pieces of text, ?in contemporary hand, ink, left to right, top to bottom:] E10, Eii, E7, E8, E9.

    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. 2916, 2917

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