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Auction 174, Lot 259

"Description de la Peche, Habillemens, Habitations, Manieres de Vivre, Superstitions et Autres Usages des Indiens de la Virginie; le Tout Fidellement Extrait des Memoires et des Desseins qui en ont ete Tirez sur les Lieux", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Virginia, Native Americans

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Black & White

17 x 14.4 inches
43.2 x 36.6 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 crisp impression on a sheet with a Strasbourg bend and lily watermark.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/11/2019