This is the first catalogue raisonne of Frans Post (1612-1680) published in over 30 years. Post is the first trained artist from the Old World to paint landscapes of the Americas. He lived seven years in Brazil (1637-1644) where he painted seven canvases that are highly regarded today and were the subject of an exhibition at the Musee du Louvre in Paris in 2005. Back in Holland he painted another 148 works that have been sought by collectors and museums in the past decades. The book shows all the 155 paintings known to this day, 57 drawings and 35 prints that form his oeuvre. The authors have been joined by four renowned international experts to establish the 'corpus' of authentic works.