Auction 96, Lot 483

"[Page 70]", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1593 (circa)

Publication: Grand Voyages, Part III

Color: Black & White

8 x 6.4 inches
20.3 x 16.3 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.

Illustration of a Tuppin Imbas' village. It is constructed in a circle of large poles, onto which the skulls of their enemies are mounted. Fences and lodges fill the interior and enclose the central plaza. The people are shown going about their daily chores and in the plaza is a scene depicting the capture of Hans Staden.


Condition: A

Paper replaced in lower left corner, not affecting text or image.

Estimate: $120 - $140

Sold for: $95

Closed on 9/12/2001