Praefecturae Paranambucae pars Borealis

Description

"Office of Pernambuco Northern Region" (caption translation). This engraving of a map of Brazil includes an inset image showing a sugar plantation and enslaved people engaged in various tasks. In the center, a group is transporting a planter's wife in a hammock. Also shown were various plantation buildings, including the manor house or great house and a vertical roller sugar mill powered by water. Frans Post and Georg Marcgraf made this engraving. Frans Janszoon Post (1612–1680) was a Dutch painter. In 1636, he traveled to Dutch Brazil where he produced a large number of sketches and etchings, but only completed six paintings. In his lifetime, he made 140 paintings. The paintings he produced in Brazil differ from those he painted after he left Brazil. Georg Marcgraf (1610–c.1644) was a German cartographer and astronomer who also traveled to Dutch Brazil. See image NW0062.

Source

Joan Blaeu, Atlas maior, sive, Cosmographia Blaviana: Qua solum, salum, cœlum, accuratissime describuntur, vol. 11 (Amstelædami: Labore & sumptibus Ioannis Blaeu, 1662), between p. 243 and 245.

Date Created

1640

Language

Dutch

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

blaeu04a

Spatial Coverage

South America--Brazil--Pernambuco

Citation

"Praefecturae Paranambucae pars Borealis", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 18, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2436
"Office of Pernambuco Northern Region" (caption translation). This engraving of a map of Brazil includes an inset image showing a sugar plantation and enslaved people engaged in various tasks. In the center, a group is transporting a planter's wife in a hammock. Also shown were various plantation buildings, including the manor house or great house and a vertical roller sugar mill powered by water. Frans Post and Georg Marcgraf made this engraving. Frans Janszoon Post (1612–1680) was a Dutch painter. In 1636, he traveled to Dutch Brazil where he produced a large number of sketches and etchings, but only completed six paintings. In his lifetime, he made 140 paintings. The paintings he produced in Brazil differ from those he painted after he left Brazil. Georg Marcgraf (1610–c.1644) was a German cartographer and astronomer who also traveled to Dutch Brazil. See image NW0062.
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