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Publisher: GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
Title: [A Typical Tupi Feast.]
Published in: Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633
   
Size: 6.4 x 7.6 inches.
16.2 x 19.2 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper browned as usual, with some brown marks and stain. Some old white tape along bottom margin, lower right corner missing, no loss of map.
Good margins. Size of sheet : 345 x 212 mm. German text and on verso.

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Once a year they Indians from all the surrounding villages would get together for a feast. With decorative head-dresses, cloaks and belts of coloured feathers, three or four men would rattle their maracas, which they believed were the spirits talking to them.
They also smoked long tubes with a plant called ‘petum’ [tobacco] in. Around these men hopped a circle of dancers on their left feet, with their right arms placed on their backs. As they did so they chanted words of encouragement to give them strength to defeat their enemy.

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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Reference: www.history-engraved.org/ Brazil 453



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