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GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [The natives eat, drink and dance for their king].

GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. -  [The natives eat, drink and dance for their king].
[The natives eat, drink and dance for their king]. - GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
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Title : [The natives eat, drink and dance for their king]..
Map maker : GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY..
Date : Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633.
Size : 6.6 x 8.1 inches. / 16.7 x 20.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Food was carried on the natives’ heads as they humbly crept forward on their knees to greet the Dutch. The drink, called cava, was made from a certain plant, which they chewed up thoroughly and then spat out into a bowl. On going ashore by moonlight, the Dutch were greatly amazed when they came across the king, sitting with his wives and watching several young girls dancing for him.

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.

More about Johann Ludwig Gottfried. [+]
www.history-engraved.org/ Polynesia 281
Condition : Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper lightly browned and stained, as is usual. Small crude repair with white tape to lower right corner. Size of sheet: 345 x 222 mm. German text and on verso.


ID: 41104

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