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.