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Publisher: GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
Title: [Nicaraguan's dancing.]
Published in: Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633
   
Size: 5.9 x 7.3 inches.
15.0 x 18.5 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper toned as usual, some staining to margins and plate, some crude repairs to lower left and lower margins. Size of sheet : 345 x 212 mm.
German text and on verso.

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Each province organized its own festivities and people would come to a place of open land therein, which had been swept clean for dancing. The dancers were accompanied by pipers, drummers and singers, while others would wave fans or rattles made from gourds, or shells tied to their legs and arms. During the dance they drank, contorted their limbs, screamed, feigned blindness or shyness and generally acted the fool. Everyone enjoyed themselves so much though, that the dancing sometimes went on for days and nights.

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. [+]
Reference: www.history-engraved.org/ Nicaragua 098



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