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GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [What the Dutch experienced at the Ladrones Islands.]

GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. -  [What the Dutch experienced at the Ladrones Islands.]
[What the Dutch experienced at the Ladrones Islands.] - GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
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Title : [What the Dutch experienced at the Ladrones Islands.].
Map maker : GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY..
Date : Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633.
Size : 5.5 x 7.2 inches. / 14.0 x 18.4 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :At the Marianas Islands, the Dutch ship was visited by about 200 small boats, each containing 2 or 3 people. To do trade with them, the Dutch let down ironware by means of a rope, which was eagerly received. In return a sack of rice was offered but, on hauling it up, the Dutch realized they had been cheated because, below a thin layer of rice, the sack was filled with leaves and other rubbish. Several natives even came aboard. One snatched a Dutchman’s sword before leaping into the sea and swimming back to shore with it. The admiral opened fire and the invaders hid by diving under water. Many capsized boats were also used as shields when the natives hid behind them. These boats are long and narrow, enabling them to quickly move backwards or forwards without turning.

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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