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Auction 176, Lot 265

"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: B+

A crisp impression on a lightly toned sheet with a Strasbourg bend and lily watermark. There are a few small spots within the engraved image.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/12/2020