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  • Museum number

    1867,1012.396

  • Description

    Dutch fleet attacking three Portugese ships and assorted merchantmen in bay of Todos os Sanctos, Brazil; map of northern part of bay, on banner inset top centre; portrait medaillon of Admiral Pieter Heyn, inset bottom right. 1627 Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1627
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 447 millimetres
    • Width: 572 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        lettered with ship and place names, titles to inset images, and publisher's name.
  • Curator's comments

    Without the text described by Muller.

  • Bibliography

    • Hollstein 1 bibliographic details
    • Muller 1560 bibliographic details
  • Location

    History 1627 Imp

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition date

    1867

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1867,1012.396

Dutch fleet attacking 3 Portugese ships and assorted merchantmen in bay of Todos os Sanctos, Brazil; map of northern part of bay, on banner inset top centre; portrait medaillon of Adm. Pieter Heyn, inset bottom r.  1627
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Dutch fleet attacking 3 Portugese ships and assorted merchantmen in bay of Todos os Sanctos, Brazil; map of northern part of bay, on banner inset top centre; portrait medaillon of Adm. Pieter Heyn, inset bottom r. 1627 Etching

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