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Lot nr:14
Book nr:27711
Author:DE BRY, Theodore - BENZONI, Girolamo
Title:Americae Pars Quinta, Nobilis & Admiratione Plena Hieronymi Bezoni Mediolanensis
Town:Frankfurt
Publisher:
Year:1595
Description:In-f, engraved title (in Latin), plates only, series of 22 plates of Natives, all plates with legend in German. Missing map of Mexico, portrait of Columbus and text pages. Some wormholes very neatly repaired at the end of the volume. Modern vellum binding, marbled endleaves
Note:This is a German edition of Part V of de Bry's Grands Voyages, chronicling the second part of Girolamo Benzoni's history of the world. The plates feature Natives and their encounters with Europeans in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. 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. Ref. Church 186
Price:€1500
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