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Auction 113, Lot 812

"[Lot of 3 - Colonial Southeast]",

Subject: Exploration - Colonial Southeast

Period: 1683-1707 (published)


Color: Black & White

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Three small copper engravings copied from Theodore de Bry's famous description of the New World. First two (7 x 5.3") are from Pieter van der Aa's Naauwkeurge versameling der gedenkwaardigste zee-en land-reysen, a series of accounts of various voyages, 1707. These show scenes of native Floridians in ceremony and hunting a crocodile. Third (4.3 x 6") is from Alain Manneson Mallet's Description de l' Univers, 1683. It shows a Virginian Indian village with the cartouche fashioned from a view of the great chief Powhatan seated on his throne surrounded by his subjects.


Condition: A

First two are lightly toned. Third with remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $230

Closed on 12/7/2005