The Taking of Olinda


(here, you can see the Flemish being depicted along the bottom invading Olinda)

Flemish map(s) from 1630 picturing the taking of Olinda, Brazil.

“In Retaliation for the union of the Iberian crowns at the beginning of the 17th century, the Flemish set out to take over Portugal’s wordly empire. In 1630 begun the war for Brazil’s northeastern, sugar-producing region, which resulted in 40 years of occupation. The Flemish invasion began with the burning of the city of Olinda, at the time the richest city in Luso-America.”

A few more images here, here and here.

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