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GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - De Sota meets the Inca king near Cajamarca.]
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De Sota meets the Inca king near Cajamarca.] - GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
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Title : De Sota meets the Inca king near Cajamarca.].
Map maker : GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY..
Date : Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633.
Size : 6.1 x 7.3 inches. / 15.5 x 18.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :When the Spanish arrived in Cajamarca, they found only a few inhabitants. The Inca army was camped in the surrounding hills and the residence of the Inca king, Atahualpa, was a few miles away, so de Soto went ahead to meet him and to announce the arrival in the town of Pizarro and his troops
. As de Soto approached, he pulled his stallion to a halt in front of Atahualpa and the foam from the horse’s mouth was said to have flown into the face of the Inca king
. Many of the nobles, who had never seen a horse before, were horrified and recoiled in terror but their leader remained impassive. De Soto then delivered a speech requesting Atahualpa to come to the town to meet Pizarro but the Inca king did not answer: .
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. [+]
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Condition : Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper lightly browned as usual, bottom margin repaired on verso.
Size of sheet : 345 x 215 mm. German text.
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