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GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.,  [English attack Praia.], antique map, old maps GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [English attack Praia.]
Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633, Uncoloured.. 153x207mm. Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper browned as usual. Size of sheet : 345 x 215mm. Right margin slightly cropped. German text on verso.
Scarce print with German text sheet showing the English attack on Praia. On 16 November, 1585, during Francis Drake’s round-the-world voyage, his fleet anchored off Santiago, near Praia in the Cape Verde Islands. A thousand men landed further along the coast and, under the command of Lieutenant-Gene... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 120 - $ 150
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Condition Rating: 5
GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.,  [Dutch attack the fortress of Praia.], antique map, old maps GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [Dutch attack the fortress of Praia.]
Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633, Uncoloured.. 147x188mm. Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper browned as usual. Size of sheet : 345 x 215mm. German text on verso.
Scarce print with German text sheet showing the Dutch attack on Praia.On 27th June 1589, Simon de Cordes left Holland with five ships, bound for the Magellan Straits. On reaching Santiago - one of the Cape Verde Islands, they decided to loot the fortress at Praia. This stood on top of a high rock wh... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 60 - $ 80
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GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.,  S. Jago., antique map, old maps GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - S. Jago.
Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633, Uncoloured.. 140x178mm. Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper browned as usual. Size of sheet : 345 x 215mm. German text on verso.
Scarce print with German text sheet showing the Dutch at Santiago. The Dutch were invited to visit the harbour, about two miles along the coast. On arrival, they found it fortified with Portuguese soldiers clad in armour behind ramparts along the sea front and at the water’s edge, they were well arm... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 120 - $ 150
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GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.,  [Captain Weert dines with the Chief]., antique map, old maps GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [Captain Weert dines with the Chief].
Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633, Uncoloured.. 145x188mm. Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper browned as usual. Size of sheet : 345 x 212 mm. German text on verso.
Scarce print with a German text sheet. Captain Weert and the chief ate modestly on roast plantain, smoked fish and wine fermented from palm, bought by a local woman. However, when Weert ordered Spanish wine to be brought from his ship, the chief forgot his temperance and drank so much he had to be c... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimates : $ 60 - $ 80
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Condition Rating: 5