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Lot 474

4 Theodor de Bry, Early Fla. & Va. Native American Prints

Estimate: $400 - $500

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Four (4) hand colored copperplate engravings of 16th century Native Americans of Colonial Florida and Virginia attributed to Theodor de Bry, c. 1591. Scenes include: Timucua Natives Collecting Gold in the Streams and Timuca Natives Gathering Food and Smoking Meat; The Chickahominy Become New Englishmen; and The Abduction of Pocahontas. All matted and framed under glass in differing giltwood frames. All have approximate sight dimensions of 5 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W and framed dimensions of 9 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W.

Note: In 1591 Dutch engraver and goldsmith Theodor de Bry published GRAND VOYAGES, which contained the earliest known European images of Native Americans in what is now Florida, Northern Georgia, and Virginia. The book gave many Europeans their first ever visual impression of the landscapes and indigenous people of "the New World." De Bry never actually visited North America; his images were actually based on drawings by John White, an English artist who accompanied expeditions to Virginia, and Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues, who was part of the French expeditions to Florida in 1562 and 1564.

PROVENANCE: Private Middle Tennessee collection.


Only one print has been examined out of frame; it is taped at corners and center of each side. All have toning and some scattered foxing but are overall in good condition. Later frames, with some wear.

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