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GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [Spanish take over Cusco] / [Atahualpa is garrotted].

GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. -  [Spanish take over Cusco] / [Atahualpa is garrotted].
[Spanish take over Cusco] / [Atahualpa is garrotted]. - GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
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Title : [Spanish take over Cusco] / [Atahualpa is garrotted]..
Map maker : GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY..
Date : Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633.
Size : 5.9 x 7.7 inches. / 15.0 x 19.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Two engravings. [486] After Atahualpa was killed, Pizarro set out with his troops to find the city of Cuzco, which he had heard was rich in gold. The journey from Cajamarca to Cuzco by road was nearly a thousand miles and took three months. Although there was considerable resistance to the Spanish during this long march, the final descent into the great city, in November 1533, was in fact, not as portrayed but a relatively peaceful affair.

[485] While Atahualpa was still held captive rumors spread that the Indians were planning a counter attack. De Soto tried to find out if there was any truth in them and, although no evidence was found, the rumors persisted.
Almagro persuaded Pizarro that, without a leader the Incas were ineffectual and, in order that they remain so, Atahualpa should be killed. In 1533, on a trumped-up charge of conspiracy, the Inca king was found guilty and sentenced to death by strangulation. Black slaves who were working for the Spanish, acted as executioners

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. [+] Peru 485-486
Condition : Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper lightly browned and stained, as is usual. One engraving with extensive repairs to bottom margin and borders. Size of sheet: 345 x 222 mm. German text and on verso.

ID: 41092

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