Scarce early bird's-eye view of Olinda and the coast of Pernambuco, from Emanuel Van Meteren's Warhafftige Beschreibung aller denckwurdigsten Geschichten.
Visscher's view, which he calls a sea chart, is based on the work of Hessel Gerritsz. It illustrates the attack and capture of the Portuguese settlement of Olinda by a Dutch fleet under the command of Hendrick Corneliszoon Loncq in 1630.
The Dutch and the West India Company made their second, and more successful, attempt to colonize Brazil in 1629, after a brief possession of São Salvador de Bahia de Todos os Santos from 1624 to 1625. Hendrick Corneliszoon Loncq, commander of the Dutch fleet, arrived at Pernambuco in February 1630 with a fleet of 67 ships. By February 16,1630, the Dutch were in possession of Olinda; by March all Portuguese resistance was over and the Dutch were masters of Recife, Olinda, and the island of Antonio Vaz.
Includes the island of Antonio Vaz and site of present-day Recife. Includes compass rose, topographical details, soundings, and sea banks or shoals.