Auction 96, Lot 505

"Description de la Peche, Habillemens, Habitations, Manieres de Vivre, Superstitions et Autres Usages des Indiens de la Virginia; le tout Fidellement Extrait de Memoires et des Desseins qui en ont etre tirez sur le Lieux", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Native Americans

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
17 x 14.5 inches
43.2 x 36.8 cm

An interesting sheet composed of 14 vignettes showing the Native Americans that the first European explorers encountered in the New World. These scenes are taken from Theodore de Bry's influential work. Included are ceremonial dances, burial practices, farming, hunting, villages, costumes, etc. Each engraving is accompanied by an explanation in French text.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $300 - $350

Unsold

Closed on 9/12/2001

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