Occidentalis Americae partis.
$7500 / ≈ €6519
De Bry's work, more than any other illustrated text up to its time, shaped the way Europeans pictured the New World and its inhabitants during the Discovery Period.
Florida is shown flattened in the south after LeMoyne.
Two threatening sea-monsters appear in the sea, and "Carybdis Magna" or a large whirlpool is noted north of Cuba. Highly decorative, with an elaborate rococo title cartouche and floral border.
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Reference: Burden, America 83.
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