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Auction 93, Lot 377

"Plt. 87", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Brazil, Cannibalism

Period: 1592 (circa)

Publication: Grand and Petit Voyages

Color: Black & White

8.5 x 5.7 inches
21.6 x 14.5 cm
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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 an illustration of women and children feasting on the remains of an enemy.


Condition: A

Expert repair in margins, none affecting text or images.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/6/2000