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Auction 155, Lot 717


"[Lot of 7 - Native Prints]", Didot, Firmin

Subject: Prints Native American

Period: 1748 (circa)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages…

Color: Black & White

5.6 x 7.8 inches
14.2 x 19.8 cm

The focus of this interesting lot of engravings is natives in the Americas, including their costumes and weaponry. One sheet depicts Eskimos along the Hudson Bay, while another shows a male and female in Guiana. Another interesting plate shows the life cycle of a frog in America compared to Europe. Published in the fourth volume of Histoire Generale des Voyages.

A. Un Esquimau dans son Canot [on sheet with] Esquimaux du Cote du Nord-Ouest de la Baye de Hudson.
B. 1. Akoquova. 2. Palikour [on sheet with] Indien et Indienne de la Guiane.
C. Zak-Rot, ou Rat de Surinam [on sheet with] Crapaud a Pattes de Canard.
D. Transformations des Grenouilles d'Amerique [on sheet with] Transformations des Grenouilles d'Europe.
E. Armes des Indiens Guyanois.
F. Suite des Atours des Indiens.
G. Differents Atours dont les Indiens se Parent dans Leurs Danses.


Condition: B+

Light toning along sheet edges and a few small spots of foxing.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $35

Closed on 11/18/2015