Amsterdam: Jacob Meurs, 1671. One of the first images of the natives of New Amsterdam, an original copper engraved print showing Native Americans walking along the banks of the Hudson River. In the foreground, a man with fur trimmed robes, a bow in his right hand and a quiver of arrows on his back, walks with a woman also dressed in fur trimmed robes and wearing shell necklaces and bracelets. In the background are a Native American canoe on the river, and a young woman carrying a woven basket on her hip.
From 'Arnoldus Montanus 'De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of beschryving van America en t Zuid-Land' (America, Being an Accurate Description of the New World). With text printed in two columns below the engraving in Dutch, as well as the verso. Engraving 6 3/4 x 5", paper 14 1/2 x 9 1/4". A fine dark impression. Very good overall. Item #26310