Uncommon and probably first printed view of Rio De Janeiro by Theodore De Bry.

In 1599, the Dutch fleet, under the command of Oliver van Noort, reached an island in the natural harbour of Rio de Janeiro. On this island there was a town, as marked (C) and nearby a fortress (D), both of which had been built by the Portuguese. After their long voyage, they desperately needed fresh fruit but found only forty or fifty oranges on the island. Later, when they went ashore in rowing boats, many Indians appeared and started shooting arrows at them (A).

Uncoloured as issued

Dlight toning

Very good condition

code : M4093

Cartographer : ANON

Date : 1602

Size : 14.5*18 cms

availability : Available

Price : £145

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