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Publisher: MONTANUS, Arnoldus
Title: [A scene of religious practice in Virginia]
Published in: Amsterdam, 1671
   
Size: 13.8 x 7.5 inches.
35.0 x 19.0 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Good condition the engraving measures 170 x 130 mm.
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A scene of religious practice in Virginia, the unnamed artist for Montanus's America found an icon in a 1622 Spanish book about Mexico, Descripcion de las Indias Occidentales, by Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas. The artist then transformed the Mexican icon into a large idol and placed it in a room modeled on a Mexican temple. The scene falsely presented native Virginia as a cultural province of Mexico. Published in Antwerp by Jacob van Meurs.
The engraving is set in a page of text all relating to the discovery of Virginia including the verso.




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