De Bry: Foreign traditions
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Venezuela – Orinoco – Colombia – Atlantic Ocean

"XIIII. Populorum Qui Hyberno Tempore In Arboribus Rupibusque habitant, ceremoniae & ritus cum defunctis.”

Sir Walter Raleigh and his soldiers visiting a tribe at the estuary of the Orinoco river – The natives exhuming their dead in a ceremonial way, hanging the decorated skeletons in a hut.

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

Print size: 13,8 cm x 17,5 cm, Sheet size: 32 x 22 cm

Very good print and colours, partly gilded, some minor wormholes, small crease at the right corner, slight soiling due to old age, altogether in very good condition.