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Publisher: SADELER, J.
Title: America, sive Bresilia. . .
Published in: Amsterdam, ca 1581
Size: 7.2 x 8.9 inches.
18.2 x 22.5 cm.

Condition: Very good dark impression. Some toning and two small brown spots. Two small areas of surface rubbing. Cut very close to platemark, remargined. In very good condition.
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Allegorical print of the continent of America. Engraved by Jan Sadeler (1550-1601) after Theodor Bernard, dated 1581.
Rare print and one of the earliest representations of America.

The female personification of the continent America in the foreground. A spear in her hands. She is wearing a feather headdress on her head. In the background an American landscape with an Indian-dressed couple.
Above the personification of America in a tree two parrots. The print has a Latin signature and is part of a four-part series with personifications from the four continents
Reference: Schilder MCN V pp26-27. Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, TN.)

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SADELER, J. - America, sive Bresilia. . .

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