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DE BRY, Th. - Chinensium in Bantam Superstitio et idololatria. 18. ( How the Chinese worship their idols in Bantam)

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Chinensium in Bantam Superstitio et idololatria. 18. ( How the Chinese worship their idols in Bantam) - DE BRY, Th.
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Title : Chinensium in Bantam Superstitio et idololatria. 18. ( How the Chinese worship their idols in Bantam).
Map maker : DE BRY, Th..
Date : Frankfurt, 1609.
Size : 5.4 x 7.0 inches. / 13.7 x 17.7 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description : How the Chinese worship their idols in Bantam. As can be seen here, the Chinese worship their idol, which takes the form of a devil. They lay offerings of fruit on an altar before the idol. Then they bow right down on the ground, remaining there until they think the idol has had enough of the fruit and has blessed whatever is left over. When they go home they take the remainder of the fruit that has been blessed and eat it with relish, in the hope that their god will now keep them from harm and grant them future success in their dealings

Theodore de Bry, a German engraver and book dealer, began a compilation of early voyages in 1590 and had published six parts at the time of his death in 1598. His widow, two sons, and another family member continued the work, which comprised a total of fifty-four parts when it was completed in 1630. The publication is in two series, denoted the Grands Voyages and the Petit Voyages. A German edition of the Petit Voyages was published in 1599 in Frankfurt am Main. A second German edition came out in 1616. Latin editions were published in 1609 and 1629.

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Condition : Text sheet with copper plate engraving with letter press in Latin. In very good condition, dark impression.


ID: 29802

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