De Bry: Casting gold
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South America - Guyana - Eldorado

„XVII. Quomodo Guiani Aureas Suas Imagines fundere soleant.”

Natives casting gold at the river bank of the Orinoco in the mystical kingdom of Guyana.

Original coloured copper engraving by Theodor de Bry (1561-1623) from “Americae pars VIII. Continens primo…“, Frankfurt 1599.

Print size: 14,2 cm x 18 cm, Sheet size: 32 x 22 cm

Very good print and colours, partly gilded, some minor wormholes, slight soiling due to old age, altogether in very good condition.