Auction 123, Lot 2

"Amercae Pars VII. Verissima et Iucundissima Descriptio Praecipuarum Quarundam Indiae Regionum & Insularum…", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1599 (dated)

Publication: Grand Voyages…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8 x 12 inches
20.3 x 30.5 cm

Title page from the Part VII of the Grand Voyages, which detailed the travels of Ulrich Schmidel in Brazil and Paraguay from 1534-1554. The title is enclosed in an architectural style framework. Standing on the columns flanking the title are a man and woman, each devouring human flesh, and at bottom is a scene of a fire with roasting limbs arrayed upon it and more feasting cannibals.

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Condition: B

The plate was printed a little unevenly, resulting in the loss of a portion of the top neatline. A repair of the right margin has a small segment of neatline reinstated in pencil facsimile. There are a few small wormholes neatly repaired on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/20/2008

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