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Auction 195, Lot 346

"[Powhatan, Virginia] Die Stadt Pomejok", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Powhatan, Virginia, Natives

Period: 1684 (published)

Publication: Beschreibung des Gantzen Welt-Kreisses...

Color: Hand Color

4.4 x 5.9 inches
11.2 x 15 cm
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This copper engraving depicts Powhatan's village based on the view which appeared first on Smith's map of Virginia. At top is a drape-style cartouche with an image of the great Indian chief Powhatan seated on his throne and surrounded by his subjects.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 152-53; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I B.

Condition: A

A dark impression with light printer's ink residue at right.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/15/2023