"Description de la Peche, Habillemens, Habitations, Manieres de Vivre, Superstitions et Autres Usages des Indiens de la Virginie...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Prints Native American, 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 (Atlases) #548- Vol. 6-25.
A nice example with red-lined edges, an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 1/2" into text at bottom, and a minor crease at top right, well away from the image.