Notes on the Geography of Brazil: Recife Antigo and Central: Photo 1
You wouldn't expect a monument to Johannes Mauritius, Count Maurits of Nassau-Siegan, the Dutch governor of Pernambuco from 1637 to 1644, but you'd be wrong. He sits in a block-square park formerly the site of his Palace of Vrijburg and now called the Praça de República. Is it a small act of revenge that Maurits has been chopped in half?
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