Animals in Brazil from a long way back from that long forgotten time when part of it belonged to the Netherlands. 17th century. Painted by Dutch artist Frans Post (1612-1680). Collections of the Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem and exhibited together at the Rijksmuseum a few years ago.

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“Jaguar.” 17th c. Dutch. Watercolor and gouache. Image © Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem. Fair use license. via https://www.apollo-magazine.com/tastes-like-chicken-brazilian-animal-art-amsterdam/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=APMU%20%2020200324%20%20AL&utm_content=APMU%20%2020200324%20%20AL+CID_8d3db4dddd700e0819d6b2e8463c8537&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Apollo&utm_term=Tastes%20like%20chicken
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“Capiebare” (capybara). 17th c. Dutch. Watercolor and gouache. Image © Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem. Fair use license. via https://www.codart.nl/art-works/newly-discovered-brazilian-animal-drawings-by-frans-post-to-be-presented-at-the-rijksmuseum/
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“Giant Anteater.” 17th c. Dutch. Watercolor and gouache. Image © Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem. Fair use license. via https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2016/09/30/dutch-seventeenth-century-art-about-brazilian-animals/
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“Tatu Peba” (six banded armadillo). 17th c. 17th c. Dutch. Watercolor and gouache. Image © Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem. Fair use license. via https://www.codart.nl/art-works/newly-discovered-brazilian-animal-drawings-by-frans-post-to-be-presented-at-the-rijksmuseum/
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“Neon flying squid with its tentacles. 17th c. Dutch. Watercolor and gouache. Image © Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem. Fair use license. via https://www.ft.com/content/d0466dd6-99cb-11e8-9702-5946bae86e6d
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“Spider Monkey.” 17th c. Dutch. Watercolor and gouache. Image © Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem. Fair use license. via https://www.apollo-magazine.com/tastes-like-chicken-brazilian-animal-art-amsterdam/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=APMU%20%2020200324%20%20AL&utm_content=APMU%20%2020200324%20%20AL+CID_8d3db4dddd700e0819d6b2e8463c8537&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Apollo&utm_term=Tastes%20like%20chicken

Frans Post also did some nice landscapes of early Brazil which are the subject of an earlier post here.

Landscapes from a while back. Brazil, the part of it that belonged to the Netherlands for a while in the 17th century. Frans Post, artist (1612-1680).

"Landscape in Brazil." 1652.
“Landscape in Brazil.” Sugar plantation. 1652. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “F. Post 1652 12/22.” Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. In the public domain. via https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/SK-A-3224
"The Church of St. Cosmas and St. Damian and The Franciscan Monastery at Igaraçu, Brazil." 1663.
“The Church of St. Cosmas and St. Damian and The Franciscan Monastery at Igaraçu, Brazil.” 1663. Oil on panel. Collection of the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. In the public domain. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/frans-jansz-post-haarlem-c-1612-1680–the-church-of-st-cosmas-and-st-damian-and-the-franc-frans-post-1612-1680.html
"Een suikerfabriek" (A sugar factory). ca. 1659.
“Een suikerfabriek” (A sugar factory). ca. 1659. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1824. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frans_Jansz._Post_-_Een_suikerfabriek_-_2116_(OK)_-_Museum_Boijmans_Van_Beuningen.jpg
"Brazilian landscape with anteater." 1649.
“Brazilian landscape with anteater.” 1649. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Alte Pinakothek, Munich. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frans_Post_-_Paysage_br%C3%A9silien.jpg