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Vrijburg Palace and the Count's Gardens. Building Bridges across the Beberibe and Capibaribe Rivers.

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/9780813036649.003.0008
Vrijburg Palace and the Count's Gardens. Building Bridges across the Beberibe and Capibaribe Rivers.

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The Count purchased a parcel of land from his personal funds offering leisure to the people as well as security to the Count himself. Pleased with the abundance of fruit and flowers that grew on the land he named Vrijburg, the Count planned to build a house for the governor on the land. He also planned to build two bridges connecting Mauritiopolis to the mainland, but after the construction began, it became apparent that nature would ultimately prevail over the Count's plans.

Keywords: bridges; garden; leisure; land; security; house; governor; nature

Chapter.  7605 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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