Auction 151, Lot 711

"Description de la Peche, Habillemens, Habitations, Manieres de Vivre, Superstitions et Autres Usages des Indiens de la Virginie...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Prints Native Americans - Virginia

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Black & White

17.1 x 14.5 inches
43.4 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

A fine, crisp impression on watermarked paper with minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/19/2014