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GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [Alvarado's greed in Mexico City] / [Spanish are attacked by Indians in Costa Rica].

GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. -  [Alvarado's greed in Mexico City] / [Spanish are attacked by Indians in Costa Rica].
[Alvarado's greed in Mexico City] / [Spanish are attacked by Indians in Costa Rica]. - GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
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Title : [Alvarado's greed in Mexico City] / [Spanish are attacked by Indians in Costa Rica]..
Map maker : GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY..
Date : Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633.
Size : 5.9 x 7.5 inches. / 15.0 x 19.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Two engravings [084] Cortés and his men marched into, and occupied Mexico City in 1520. Some time later Cortés was needed elsewhere, so he left Alvarado in charge. While the Indians were having a festival, the Spanish turned up to watch the ceremonies.
On seeing the valuable jewelry that the Indians were displaying for the occasion, the Spanish abandoned all thoughts of honour and went about taking whatever they could lay their hands on.
During this process many old and defenceless Indians were killed.

[095] In the mountainous district of Chirripo, the Spanish were attacked by Indians, who wore red and black war paint. Gutierrez was the first of many Spaniards to be killed, while the remainder were forced to retreat.
The Indians pursued them but when Spanish reinforcements arrived under the leadership of Alonso de Pisa, they fled into the forest. Benzoni, who was involved in this battle, said afterwards, his helmet looked like a battered saucepan but claimed it had still saved his 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.

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www.history-engraved.org/ Mexico 084-Costa Rica 095
Condition : Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper lightly browned and stained, as is usual. Crude repairs to most margins. Size of sheet: 345 x 222 mm. German text and on verso.


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