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Obsidio Urbis Et Castelli Mozambiquensis

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Obsidio Urbis Et Castelli Mozambiquensis : T. De Bry

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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.
mapmaker: T. De Bry  
place and date of publication: Frankfurt c.1607
medium and colour: copperplate, Uncoloured
size in mm: 125 by 165mm (5 by 6.5 inches).
ref: 30152

Price: £ 160

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