Frankfurt: De Bry, Theodor, Ca. 1609-1629. Copper engraved plate from Theodor De Bry's "Grand Voyages" printed from 1590-1634. Latin versions were printed from 1609-1629.
The engraving depicts a peaceful encounter between Native Americans and Dutch explorers, perhaps in Central America (coconut trees), showing feasting, dancing and playing, with Dutch musicians playing music at the shore and one waiting in a small row boat.
De Bry [1528-1598] was a Flemish engraver, designer, printmaker and publisher. He and his sons published literature on New World exploration, often written as first hand accounts, and illustrated with De Bry's engravings. Many Europeans based their impressions of the 'New World' and its people from these early illustrations.
A good strong impression. Grand and Petit Voyages as a set on OCLC 43624921. Engraving 8 1/4 x 6 3/4" on sheet 8 3/4 x 11 3/4". Text in Latin, printed on one side only. Very good condition. Item #24598