Copper engraving. 178 x 209mm. 7 x 8¼". Page cut.
Paita in northwest Peru. It was the Spanish capital from 1578 for a decade before the permanent attacks of English pirates and corsairs made it necessary to relocate the capital inland to Lima. From 'De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America' by Arnoldus Montanus.
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