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GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - Guame. [Spilbergen's fleet reaches Huarmey] / Payta [Spilbergen's fleet reach Paita].
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Guame. [Spilbergen's fleet reaches Huarmey] / Payta [Spilbergen's fleet reach Paita]. - GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
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Title : Guame. [Spilbergen's fleet reaches Huarmey] / Payta [Spilbergen's fleet reach Paita]..
Map maker : GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY..
Date : Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633.
Size : 6.1 x 7.5 inches. / 15.5 x 19.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :Two engravings.  The town of Huarmey was situated about 150 miles north of Lima. It was conveniently located for ships because there was a natural harbour nearby with a permanent supply of fresh water. The Dutch went ashore to replenish their stocks but they had to carry the water in barrels from the lake to their boats, marked (B). Meanwhile, they took over the old castle, (A) and sent a force of Soldiers, (G) to the town of Huarmey to find food. However, some Spanish horsemen, (H) saw them coming and rode off, probably to report their landing.
 On 8th August 1615, Spilbergenís fleet anchored off Paita, on the northern coast of Peru. The following day 300 men went ashore, (A) and, with the help of gunfire from three of their ships, attacked the city (C). The Spanish soon gave up the battle for the town and retreated, (B). The large bird in the foreground is supposed to be an Andean condor, with a nine foot wing-span, which the Dutch caught on an island just off the coast, called Lobos de Tierra, near Lambayeque. The natives of those parts use to go fishing in small balsa wood rafts, either with sails, (D), or without sails, (E):
In 1631 Johann Ludwig Gottfried, inherited the Theodor De Bryís publishing firm, among the illustrated accounts of the expeditions of Magellan, Columbus, Vespucci, Cortes, Balboa, Raleigh, Drake, Smith, and many others.
Gottfried issued together with Matthaeus Merian a one-volume condensation "Newe Welt Vnd Americanische Historien/ Jnhaltende Warhafftige vnd volkommene Beschreibungen Aller West-Jndianischen Landschafften..." that used many of the original copper plates and supplemented them with new ones of more recent voyages. The book was published by Matthaeus Merian. The work was reprinted in 1655 / 1657.
More about Johann Ludwig Gottfried. [+]
www.history-engraved.org/ Peru 500-501.
Condition : Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper lightly browned as is usual. Size of sheet : 345 x 222 mm. German text and on verso.
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