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Publisher: GOTTFRIED, J.L.
Title: [Atahualpa captured by Spanish.]
Published in: Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633
   
Size: 6.1 x 7.4 inches.
15.5 x 18.7 cm.
Coloring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper toned as usual, some staining to margins and plate. Part of left margin missing, not affecting image. Size of sheet : 345 x 212 mm.
German text and on verso.

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Accompanying Pizarro was a monk called Valverde, who confronted Atahualpa with a crucifix and breviary. The interpreter said the Spanish had been sent by their emperor to tell them about the teachings of God. When Atahualpa asked how they knew what these teaching were, Valverde replied that the breviary spoke of such things. The Inca king took the book and, after turning the pages slowly, threw it on the ground, saying it did not speak of anything. At that point Pizarro’s cannons fired and his horsemen charged into the crowds. The Indians were thrown into confusion and panicked, not knowing which way to turn. Many were slaughtered, while Atahualpa himself was thrown from his litter and taken prisoner.

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/ Peru 482



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