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DE BRY Theodoro (1528 - 1598)
America. Pars Sexta Sive Historiae ab Hieronymo Bezono Medioalnete scriptae, sectio tertia, res nominus nobiles & admiratione planas continens,quam praecedentes duae. In hac enim reperies, qua ratione Hispani opyletissimas illas Peruani regni provincias occuparint, capt Rege Atabaliba deide orta inter ipsos Hispanos in eo regno vibilia bella. Additus est brevis teh Frotunatis insulis Comentariolus in du capita distinctus. Item ad ditiones ad singula Capita Historiam illustrantes
Johann Wechel, 1596. Signatures: A-M in 4, N in 6, A-F (repeated) in 4, G in 6 (last blank lacking). Pages: (ii -blank), [1- engraved title page] - 77; 78-Brevis Insularum Qvae Ca /nariae ...- 83; 84-De Gallorum Expeditione / in Floridam ...- 108; [109 - same engraved title page as at beginning; with text: "Seqvvntvr Icones/ artisiciosae..." pasted on p. 108 below "Finis"]; 1-29 (plates and text on recto of each leaf, versos blank) Folio. Approximately 35 cms x 23.5 cms; map 322mms x 395 mms Illustrated with 28 copper engravings, hand coloured, two engraved title pages hand coloured, several head and tail pieces coloured, and two-page map (not coloured) cream vellum, ornately tooled in brown ink Theodorus de Bry (1528 - 27 March 1598) was an engraver, goldsmith, editor and publisher, famous for his depictions of early European expeditions to the Americas. The Spanish Inquisition forced de Bry, a Protestant, to flee his native Spanish-controlled Southern Netherlands. He moved around Europe, starting from the city of Liège in the Prince-Bishopric of Liège (where he was born and grew up), then to Strasbourg, Antwerp, London and Frankfurt, where he eventually settled. In 1590 Theodorus de Bry and his sons published a new, illustrated edition of Thomas Harriot's "A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia "about the first English settlements in North America (in modern-day North Carolina). His illustrations were based on the watercolor paintings of colonist John White. The book sold well, and the next year de Bry published a new one about the first French attempt … [Click Below for Full Description]
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