Auction 92, Lot 361

"[Cannibalism]", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1592 (circa)

Publication: Grand and Petit Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
8.5 x 5.7 inches
21.6 x 14.5 cm

From Part III - Von Stanten's Voyages to Brazil in 1546-1555. Hans von Stanten was captured by the Tupinamba Indians of Brazil and held for nine months, narrowly escaping being killed and eaten. His account of their tribal customs, especially in regard to cannibalism and religious practices, is one of the most fascinating early accounts of the New World. This full sheet of German text contains illustrations on both sides, illustrating the ceremonial killing and cannibalism of a captured enemy.

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Condition: A

Expert repair in margins, none affecting text or images.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/13/2000

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