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Count Johan Maurits' Failed Attack on Bahia. Questions of Trade Monopoly. Admiral Jol's Expedition to the West Indian Islands. Count Johan Maurits Designs Emblems for the Provinces. The Spanish Fleet Sails Past Recife.

Caspar van Baerle

in The History of Brazil under the Governorship of Count Johan Maurits of Nassau, 1636–1644

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780813036649
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813041599 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813036649.003.0005
Count Johan Maurits' Failed Attack on Bahia. Questions of Trade Monopoly. Admiral Jol's Expedition to the West Indian Islands. Count Johan Maurits Designs Emblems for the Provinces. The Spanish Fleet Sails Past Recife.

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Amidst rumors of a Spanish takeover of Brazil, Count Maurits plotted to advance the interests of the Company, ultimately planning to increase the size of his fleet in order to transport sugar by destroying the Spanish ships. He was also determined to attack the city of Salvador de Bahia by cutting off their access to provisions. This victory would give the Dutch complete control of Brazil. However, the town had been prepared by warnings from deserters, and the Count's plan was thwarted.

Keywords: rumors; Bahia; company; sugar; Spanish; Brazil; plan; provisions

Chapter.  13985 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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