Auction 135, Lot 371

"Columbus wirdt mit seinem Bruder Bartholomeo gefanglich in Hispanien geschickt", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Hispanola, Columbus

Period: 1594 (published)

Publication: Grands Voyages, part IV

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.5 x 6.3 inches
19.1 x 16 cm

This engraving shows Columbus and his brother Bartholomew being placed in leg-irons prior to being shipped to Spain by Francisco de Bodadilla, the new Governor of Hispaniola. Arriving in Spain in chains, Columbus refused to be released, causing King Ferdinand and Isabella much embarrassment. They attempted to correct the error by bestowing numerous honors upon Columbus. The engraving is filled with numerous soldiers, rowboats, and large sailing ships in the background. On a full sheet of German text (13 x 9.3") with blank verso. This is plate XIII.

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Condition: B+

Upper right tip in margin missing. The sheet has some marginal soiling and some spots at upper left in title above image.

Estimate: $160 - $250

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/16/2011

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