Engraving of Salvador de Bahia from 1770
Rare Spanish Bird’s-Eye View of Salvador de Bahia
“La Ciudadde S. Salvador Capital del Brasil”, Anon.
Salvador, formerly the capital of Brazil, was a strategic port under Portuguese control.
This fine copper engraving shows the walled city of Salvador with ships and boats filling the harbor in the foreground.
A lettered key at bottom identifies numerous locations. This anonymous Spanish view is a larger copy of Arnoldus Montanus’ view of the city, published in 1671.
Engraving of Salvador de Bahia from 1770 – Historical Engraving