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Publisher: GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
Title: [Inca gold goes to Panama.]
Published: Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633

Size: 6.0 x 7.5 inches.
15.2 x 19.0 cm.
Colouring: Uncoloured.
Condition:  Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper toned as usual, some staining to margins and plate. Crude repair to bottom margin. Size of sheet : 345 x 212 mm.
German text and on verso.

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Much of the gold stolen from the Incas was taken to the Town of Panama, where it was transported by mules across the Isthmus to Nombre de Dios, on the Caribbean coast, to be loaded aboard ships bound for Spain. Although Pedro de Gasca went to supervise this operation, he was closely pursued by Contreras. Fighting later broke out in Panama between the two factions and many were killed, although by this time Gasca had already crossed the Isthmus and was able to escape death.

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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Reference: www.history-engraved.org/ Panama 107.

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