Praefecturae Paranambucae pars Meridionalis

Description

"Office of Pernambuco Southern Region" (caption translation). This engraving of a map of Brazil includes an inset image showing a group of slaves fishing with nets or seines. The activity of the man in the wooden tower is unclear, but he may be an overseer of enslaved people. 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.

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.

Language

Portuguese

Rights

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

Identifier

blaeu05b

Spatial Coverage

South America--Brazil--Pernambuco

Citation

"Praefecturae Paranambucae pars Meridionalis", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed September 18, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2437
"Office of Pernambuco Southern Region" (caption translation). This engraving of a map of Brazil includes an inset image showing a group of slaves fishing with nets or seines. The activity of the man in the wooden tower is unclear, but he may be an overseer of enslaved people. 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.
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