Auction 93, Lot 375

"Plt. 24", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1592 (circa)

Publication: Grand and Petit Voyages

Color: Black & White

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 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 the illustration of a rescue attempt by the Portuguese of Fort Brikioka and some friendly Indians.


Condition: A

Expert repair in margins, none affecting text or images.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/6/2000