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GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - Portrait of the islands Velas / Ladrones islands.]
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Portrait of the islands Velas / Ladrones islands.] - GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
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Title : Portrait of the islands Velas / Ladrones islands.].
Map maker : GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY..
Date : Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633.
Size : 6.0 x 7.5 inches. / 15.3 x 19.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :The Ladrones Islands were first discovered by Magellan in 1521, who originally named them Velas, after the little local ships with sails. They are, however, believed to be the Marianas Islands and that he landed at Guam with many of his crew dying of scurvy. Later, he re-named the islands Ladronnes because of the inhabitants who loved to steal. A: This is the ‘Admiral’ or Sun. B: The Vice Admiral or Moon. C: The Morning Star. D: The Æolus. E: The Hunter – all these Dutch ships were surrounded by native boats like a swarm of bees, F: The captured ship where many Dutchmen were killed, G: natives rowing-boats with frames on either side to balance, H: native ships for voyages, and I: figure and clothing of the inhabitants.
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/ Polynesia 168
Condition : Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper toned as usual, some staining to margins and plate. Size of sheet : 345 x 212 mm.
German text and on verso.
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