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Auction 165, Lot 736

"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
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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.

Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/15/2017