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Auction 182, Lot 264

"[The French Help Outina Fight the Potanou] Wie der Konig Otina / durch Hulffe der Franzosen / Patanou Seinem Feinde / Obsiget", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Florida, Natives

Period: 1591 (circa)

Publication: Grands Voyages, Part II

Color: Black & White

8.6 x 6.2 inches
21.8 x 15.7 cm
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This copper engraving is from a remarkable series of publications, illustrating voyages of discovery and travels of exploration to various parts of the world. The project was begun by Theodore de Bry of Frankfurt, in 1590 and was to continue for another 54 years. They became known collectively as the Grands Voyages (to America and the West Indies) and the Petits Voyages (to the Orient and the East Indies). De Bry died after the first six parts of the Grands Voyages were completed. The project was completed initially by his widow and two sons, Johann Theodore de Bry and Johann Israel de Bry, then by his son-in-law, Matthaus Merian in 1644.

This engraving is from a German edition of Part II of de Bry's Grands Voyages (Brevis Narratio Eorum quae in Florida Americae Provincia Gallis Acciderunt). It depicts an incredible battle between the armies of Outina and Potanou in Florida, wherein the French assisted Outina and secured the victory. On a sheet of German text that measures 9.3 x 13.1".


Condition: B+

Trimmed to the image at right. There is light toning and soiling that is mostly confined to the area outside the engraved image.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 4/28/2021