Engraving of Salvador da Bahia from 1770
Salvador, former capital of Brazil, was a strategic port under Portuguese control.
This beautiful copper engraving shows the walled city of Salvador with ships and boats filling the harbor in the foreground.
A lettered key at the bottom identifies various locations. This anonymous Spanish view is a larger copy of Arnoldus Montanus's view of the city, published in 1671. “La Ciudadde S. Salvador Capital del Brasil”, Anon.
Engraving of Salvador da Bahia from 1770 – Historical Maps of Brazil