Obsidio Urbis Et Castelli Mozambiquensis
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A superb engraving set in a page of Latin text, illustrating the Dutch capture of Mozambique from the Portuguese. De Bry's intricate style enables many different aspects of a battle scene to be portrayed, including different types of weaponry, planned and makeshift defences, the protection of churches, the transference of gunpowder between ships, and a group of fleeing (presumably Portuguese) troops. A perceptive, historical item.
region: Maps of Eastern Africa
mapmaker: T. De Bry
place and date of publication: Frankfurt c.1607
medium and colour: copperplate, Uncolouredref: 30152
size in mm: 125 by 165mm (5 by 6.5 inches).
Price: £ 160
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