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I. Tamaraca.
Artist: Ogilby John ca ; issued in: London; date: ca1650 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Tear on upper margin perfectly restored; - size (in cm): 28,5 x 34; - description: Decorative total view of the city Itamara_a in Brasil, with offsore ships in the forground. lha de Itamaracá is an island and municipality in Pernambuco, Brazil on the Atlantic Ocean. In the early 1500s before Portuguese colonization, the island was the site of a trading post for furs and other native goods, and transhipment depot for Brazilwood. The island at that time was occupied by various loosely related tribes of Tupi-Guarani native South American peoples. Later, the island became part of the Captaincy of Itamaracá which took its name from the island, established by King John III of Portugal in 1534. The chief economic activity in the following century and a half was sugar cane processing, in engenhos (sugar mills). While Itamaracá was administratively separate, it operated as a political and economic subdivision of Pernambuco. With the rise of the gold economy in the late 17th century, Itamaracá became economically isolated.Itamaracá is renowned for having one of the first, if not the first, Jewish community in the Americas.; - vita of the artist: John Ogilby was a Scottish translator, impresario and cartographer. Best known for publishing the first British road atlas, he was also a successful translator, noted for publishing his work in handsome illustrated editions.
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