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Auction 109, Lot 726

"[Lot of 11 - Brazil]", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Exploration - Brazil

Period: 1593 (published)

Publication: Grand Voyages, Part III

Color: Black & White

9.5 x 13 inches
24.1 x 33 cm

This group of engravings, complete with accompanying German text (pp. 93-285) is from Part III of the Grands Voyages describing Von Stanten's incredible adventures in Brazil between 1546-1555. Hans von Stanten was captured by the Tupinamba Indians of Brazil and held for nine months, narrowly escaping being killed and eaten. His account of their tribal customs, especially in regard to cannibalism and religious practices, is one of the most fascinating early accounts of the New World. Ten of the engravings are illustrations of Von Stanten's ordeal, including some great scenes of cannibalism, battle scenes, and ceremonies. Also includes the famous Adam and Eve plate.


Condition: B

Overall toning and a little minor foxing mostly in margins. Several pages with lower corners worn or with old repairs, but not affecting the engravings or text. Still partially bound.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Sold for: $900

Closed on 12/1/2004