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World map - Cavendish's circumnavigation.

Theodore de Bry

World map – Cavendish’s circumnavigation.

1599
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Beatiful world map from De Bry's Great Voyages, part VIII. GORGEOUS ORIGINAL COLORING. HEIGHTENED IN GOLD AND SILVER. This oval world map is surrounded by an attractive scrolled border with birds and flowers. The map shows the track of Cavendish's circumnavigation. De Bry, Theodore, Grand Voyages. - [Voyages of Sir Francis Drake, Thomas Cavendish and Sir Walter Raleigh.] Americae pars VIII. Continens primo, descriptionem trium itinerum nobilissimi et fortissimi equitis Francisci Draken, qui peragrato primum universo terrarum orbe, postea cum nobilissimo equite Iohanne Hauckens, ad expug-nandum civitatem Panama, in Indiam navigavit, ubi vitam suam ambo finierunt. . . . Frankfurt am Main, 1599. Size sheet: 31,5 x 2,52 cm. Size engraving: 8 x 14,3 cm. Some small wormholes (2 in the engraved part), else excellent. Reference: Shirley,R.W., The Mapping of the World, Entry 220.
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The Great Voyages, America in Latin.

De BRY, Theodore De BRY, Theodore. “The Big Voyages” Parts I – V (of 13), in one volume. All in the first Latin edition. Frankfurt, 1590-1595. Folio (37x26 cm). Original binding in contemporary blindstamped calf over wooden bords. Some worming especially to the end of the volume. With 9 engraved titles, 5 armorial plates, 9 folding engraved maps and 159 engraved plates. This volumes includes a total of 182 copper engravings. Very nice copy in good condition: wide margins, strong impressions & good paper quality. Some pages were missing and have been replaced from another Latin copy (see below). Complete. Provenance: ‘Birgittenklosters’ in Köln, which was dissolved in 1802 during the secularization. The first five volumes of the extensive work of the De Bry family which shows the discovery of America. Theodore De Bry the elder made only the first six volumes, the work was continued by his sons until 1634. Each volume of the De Bry series was accompanied by graphic illustrations of the events, many made from first hand observations. These very rare prints are some of the earliest authentic images of the New World, for previous accounts either contained no illustrations or their images were crude and mostly imaginary. Thus, De Bry's prints provide an important contemporary view of the history of the nascent days of European conquest and settlement in America. The pictures show detailed scenes of native customs, culture and warfare, and episodes in the history of European contact with these natives and their world. As Michael Alexander said, De Bry's work "brought to the European public the first realistic visualization of the exotic world opened up across the Atlantic by the explorers, conquerors and settlers." (Discovering the New World, p. 7) Theodore De Bry was a protestant born in Liège and was engraver, goldsmith and publisher. He had worked in Liège, Strasbourg, Antwerp, London and finally Frankfurt. ‘The Big Voyages’ is his most important work. PART I: Thomas Hariot: Admiranda Narratio fida tamen, de commodis et incolarum ritibus Virginiae. 1590. Engraved title-page, vignette coat-of-arms, engraved folding map of Virginia (Burden 76, state 1), and 28 numbered plates after John White by Theodor de Bry, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials First edition in Latin (mostly first issue) of Hariot's VIRGINIA, the first eyewitness pictorial record of the American southeast and the first illustrated account wholly dedicated to any portion of what is now the United States. This is without question the most important of the series both in terms of contemporary influence and modern historical and ethnographic value. The text describes the first British colony to be established in the New World and is here united by De Bry with engravings based on watercolors by John White, a member of the expedition. This work offered the first accurate accounts and eyewitness depictions of Native Americans. In 1584, Sir Walter Raleigh received a ten-year charter to establish the first permanent English settlement in Virginia, and over the course of the next five years four expeditions landed at Roanoke for that purpose. The second of those expeditions included mathematician and navigator Thomas Hariot and artist and later colonial governor John White. Upon his return to London, Hariot would privately publish in 1588 A BRIEF AND TRUE ACCOUNT OF THE NEW FOUND LAND OF VIRGINIA (extant in only six known copies), which details the explorations and discoveries during the 1585 expedition. The following year Hakluyt would include the text in his seminal PRINCIPALL NAVIGATIONS. In 1589 master engraver and publisher Theodor De Bry traveled to London, where he met Hakluyt, who told him of the British expeditions to Virginia and shared with him both Hariot's journal and White's watercolors from the expedition. Hakluyt suggested the publication of a series of illustrated voyages to America, beginning with Hariot/White. De Bry returned to Frankfurt and in 1590 published the
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The Temple of Flora, or Garden of the Botanist

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The four BOAZIO plans and map in gorgeous original coloring

The four BOAZIO plans and map in gorgeous original coloring, heightened in GOLD and SILVER.

Theodore de Bry 1. Expugnato civitatis S. Augustini in America sitae. / The conquest of St. Augustine in America. 2. Franciscus Draco Carthagenam civitatem expugnat. / The town of Cartagena is won by Francis Drake. 3. Quomodo Franciscus Draco, civitatem S. Dominico in Insula Hispaniola sitam expugnauerit. / How Captain Francis Drake conquered the town of Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola. 4. Quomodo Dn. Franciscus Draco civitatem et insulam S. Iacobi expugnatam obtinuerit. / How Francis Drake occupied the town and island of St. Iago. 5. (map Atlantic Ocean) To illustrate the eighth part of the Grand Voyages, Theodore de Bry used the Baptista Boazio plans of 1588. These depicted the raids of Sir Francis Drake during his famous West Indian voyage of 1585-86. GORGEOUS ORIGINAL COLORING. HEIGHTENED IN GOLD AND SILVER. De Bry, Theodore, Grand Voyages. - [Voyages of Sir Francis Drake, Thomas Cavendish and Sir Walter Raleigh.] Americae pars VIII. Continens primo, descriptionem trium itinerum nobilissimi et fortissimi equitis Francisci Draken, qui peragrato primum universo terrarum orbe, postea cum nobilissimo equite Iohanne Hauckens, ad expug-nandum civitatem Panama, in Indiam navigavit, ubi vitam suam ambo finierunt. . . . Frankfurt am Main, 1599. Size sheet: ca. 31 x 22 cm (each). Size engraving: ca. 15,5 x 21 cm (each) (map:9 x 14 cm). Some small wormholes, else excellent.
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