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Publisher: GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
Title: [Isle la Moche].
Published in: Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633
   
Size: 5.4 x 6.8 inches.
13.6 x 17.2 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper browned as usual, . Size of sheet : 345 x 218 mm. German text on verso.
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Scarce print with a German text sheet showing the Dutch fleet anchored off the Island of Mocha, near Concepción in Chile. The islanders sat on wooden stumps and watched the Dutch landing. Then they took them to their houses and offered them chicha.
This was a drink, prepared by the old women who gathered together to chew up a certain fruit which they then spat into a communal bowl. Then it was left to ferment for a whole year.
On certain feast-days they would gather and, while drinking to excess, they would listen to a group member, sitting on a pole playing a flute. From de Bry's "Great American Voyages".

Johann Theodor de Bry (1561-1623) was born in Ličge in 1561, the eldest son of the engraver and publisher Theodor de Bry. It was from his father that Johann learned his craft, producing both engravings and etchings.
In 1588, the Lutheran De Bry family settled in Frankfurt am Main, a safe haven for Lutherans at this time of religious discord. Together with his father and brother (Johann Israël de Bry), Johann published two popular emblem books.
He also produced engravings from celebrated contemporary painters. De Bry died in Frankfurt in 1623.

More about Theodore De Bry [+].

More about Johann Ludwig Gottfried. [+]
Reference: www.history-engraved.org/ Chile 512.



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