Auction 97, Lot 500

"Plt. 22", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1592 (circa)

Publication: Grand Voyages

Color: Black & White

7.8 x 6.5 inches
19.8 x 16.5 cm

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 scene depicts his capture near S. Maro.


Condition: A

Crisp impression. Restoration of bottom corner, not affecting text or image.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/5/2001