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Auction 195, Lot 362

"[Infighting Among Mexican Tribes]", Gottfried, J.L.

Subject: Mexico, Natives

Period: 1655 (circa)

Publication: Historia Antipodum oder Newe Welt...

Color: Black & White

7 x 6.1 inches
17.8 x 15.5 cm
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This striking engraving depicts the turbulent relations between various Mexican tribes. There is feasting in the foreground and violent battle in the background. It was published in Johann Ludwig Gottfried's Historia Antipodum, an abridgement of De Bry's voyages to America that incorporated much new material. Matthaus Merian, de Bry's son-in-law and publisher for Historia Antipodum, was granted access to de Bry's copper-engraved plates and also engraved several new plates. This is one of the new plates. On a sheet of German text measuring 8.0 x 13.1".


Condition: B+

A nice impression on a lightly toned sheet with small worm holes in the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $75

Closed on 11/15/2023