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America sive Novus orbis repectu Europaeorum inferior Globi Terrestis Pars 1596
Artist: Bry de Theodor ( - 1598 ) Frankfurt aM; issued in: Frankfurt on Main; date: 1596 1528 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Perfectly restored tear in the upper middle, small missing part added, lower margin replaced; size in cm : 33 x 39 - description: Map of America in a Hemisphere, shows in every corner one of the explorers, Columbus, Vespuci, Magellan and Picard. De Bry?s Grand Voyages, an illustrated collection of accounts of the Americas, defined the early European picture of the New World. - Vita of the artist: "De Bry,Theodorus (1528-1598) Frankfurt a.M. Around 1570, Theodorus de Bry, a Protestant, fled religious persecution south to Strasbourg, along the west bank of the Rhine. In 1577, he moved to Antwerp in the Duchy of Brabant, which was part of the Spanish Netherlands or Southern Netherlands and Low Countries of that time (16th Century), where he further developed and used his skills as a copper engraver. Between 1585 and 1588 he lived in London, where he met the geographer Richard Hakluyt and began to collect stories and illustrations of various European explorations, most notably from Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues.Depiction of Spanish atrocities in the New World, as recounted by Bartolome de las Casas in Narratio Regionum indicarum per Hispanos Quosdam devastatarum verissima.In 1588, Theodorus and his family moved permanently to Frankfurt-am-Main, where he became citizen and began to plan his first publications. The most famous one is known as Les Grands Voyages, i.e., The Great Travels, or The Discovery of America. He also published the largely identical India Orientalis-series, as well as many other illustrated works on a wide range of subjects. His books were published in Latin, and were also translated into German, English and French to reach a wider reading public."
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