Auction 168, Lot 299

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

Subject: Virginia, Native Americans

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Black & White

Size:
17 x 14.5 inches
43.2 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.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet with a Strasburg Lily watermark and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/6/2018

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