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GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [Rituals for those that were dying.]

GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. -  [Rituals for those that were dying.]
[Rituals for those that were dying.] - GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
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Title : [Rituals for those that were dying.].
Map maker : GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY..
Date : Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633.
Size : 6.4 x 7.6 inches. / 16.2 x 19.2 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :When one of the villagers was dying, the others would not feed or care for him but sing and danced as usual. Once he was dead though, the women would start lamenting by howling like dogs or wolves. They held each other by the arms for support and continued their howling until the corpse was carried away for burial. Then they all joined together and expressed their joy at being re-united again in the next life

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. [+]
www.history-engraved.org/ Brazil 461
Condition : Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper browned as usual, repair to large tear across print, also lower right corner missing with tiny loss of map.
Good margins. Size of sheet : 345 x 212 mm. German text and on verso.


ID: 40066

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