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Publisher: GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
Title: [Indians attacked near Cartagena.]
Published in: Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633
   
Size: 6.4 x 7.6 inches.
16.2 x 19.2 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper browned as usual. Good margins. White tape to some margins for a tear into text.
Size of sheet : 345 x 212 mm. German text and on verso.

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When the governor of Cartagena, Alonso de Ojeda, led a party of Spanish soldiers into the interior to search for gold, they were attacked by Indians with such ferocity that the intruders were forced back to the sea with the loss of seventy-five lives. Soon after this incident, Nicuessa’s fleet arrived at Cartagena with reinforcements and a combined army marched silently through the night to take revenge on the Indians.
They burnt their village at dawn and many of the Indians who tried to escape were captured or killed by the Spanish who had blocked all the escape routes. Others simply threw themselves into the flames to avoid capture.

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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