Auction 112, Lot 745

"Description de la Peche, Habillemens, Habitations, Manieres de Vivre…des Indiens de la Virginie…", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Native Americans - Virginia

Period: 1719 (published)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 14.5 inches
43.9 x 36.8 cm

An interesting sheet composed of 14 vignettes showing the native Virginians that the first European explorers encountered in the New World taken from Theodore de Bry's influential work. Included are ceremonial dances, burial practices, farming, hunting, villages, costumes, etc. Each engraving is accompanied by an explanation in French text.

References: Phillips (A) #548- Vol. 6-25.

Condition: A

Small worm hole infilled in one engraving, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/28/2005