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GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [Cavendish meets the natives at Guam.]

GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. -  [Cavendish meets the natives at Guam.]
[Cavendish meets the natives at Guam.] - GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
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Title : [Cavendish meets the natives at Guam.].
Map maker : GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY..
Date : Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633.
Size : 5.5 x 7.0 inches. / 14.0 x 17.7 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :During Thomas Cavendish’s voyage to the Spice Islands of the East, he dropped anchor in 1587 at Guam in the Ladrones, known as the Islands of Thieves. At least sixty canoes, full of natives with fruit and other provisions, arrived and began accosting him in the hope of doing some trading. After swapping various wares of old iron for provisions, the English prepared to depart and set their sails but were pursued by the natives and were quite unable to shake them off. In order to be rid of them, the English fired several shots and, in the confusion that followed, were unable to determine how many natives perished and how many of them managed to save themselves.

In 1631 Johann Ludwig Gottfried, inherited the Theodor De Bry’s publishing firm, among the illustrated accounts of the expeditions of Magellan, Columbus, Vespucci, Cortes, Balboa, Raleigh, Drake, Smith, and many others.
Gottfried issued together with Matthaeus Merian a one-volume condensation "Newe Welt Vnd Americanische Historien/ Jnhaltende Warhafftige vnd volkommene Beschreibungen Aller West-Jndianischen Landschafften..." that used many of the original copper plates and supplemented them with new ones of more recent voyages. The book was published by Matthaeus Merian. The work was reprinted in 1655 / 1657.

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Condition : Copper plate engraving on text sheet, paper is browned, with good margins. Size of sheet : 345 x 212 mm. German text and on verso.


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