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BLAEU, J./ MARKGRAF, G./ HERCKMANNS, E. -  Loanda S.Pauli.
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Title : Loanda S.Pauli..
Date : Amsterdam, 1647.
Size : 16.5 x 20.9 inches. / 41.8 x 53.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Attractive coastal view of the island of Luanda (Angola). The name means "flat land" as the island has no mountains and is comprised only of sand deposited by the Kwanza river. The island was colonized by the Portuguese in 1575 and became a major center for the slave trade. Between 1641 and 1648, the city was occupied by the Dutch, which is the period depicted here. With notes on layout of the town in bottom part. A. Iesuitarum Coenobium. / B. Capucinorum Coenob. / C. Turris sive reductus. / D. Castrum Novum Sibyllae. / E. Castrum Vincentij. / F. Suggestus tormentarij. / G. Coenobum Urbis inferioris. / H. Castrum Centurionis Benti. / I. Castrum novum eiusdem. / K. Castrum S. crucis. / L. Castrum maritimum ubi nostri appulerunt. / M. Mare. / N. Locus designate Arcis asserende urbi. / O. Naves Lusitanis creptae.

EXTREMELY RARE issue, printed for Casper Barlaeus Rerum per Octennium in Brasilia Gestarum Historia.

Condition : A very minor water staining lower part, upper and lower margins cut close, reinforced with thick paper. A good and dark impression.

ID: 24964

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