Auction 96, Lot 479

"Plate XXXI - Wie Sie desz nachts irer Feinde Statte anzunden", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Florida

Period: 1591 (circa)

Publication: Grand Voyages, Part II

Color: Black & White

8.3 x 6 inches
21.1 x 15.2 cm

This copper engraving is from a remarkable series of publications, illustrating voyages of discovery and travels of exploration to various parts of the world. The project was begun by Theodore de Bry of Frankfurt, in 1590 and was to continue for another 54 years. They became known collectively as the Grands Voyages (to America and the West Indies) and the Petits Voyages (to the Orient and the East Indies). De Bry died after the first six parts of the Grands Voyages were completed. The project was completed initially by his widow and two sons, Johann Theodore de Bry and Johann Israel de Bry, then by his son-in-law, Matthaus Merian in 1644.

Fascinating night scene of Floridians attacking a village with flaming arrows. On a full sheet of German text.


Condition: B

Toned with some minor marginal flaws. Trimmed to image on right, as issued with soiled margins.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/12/2001