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DE BRY, Theodor.

[Petit Voyages]. Indiae Orientalis Pars X.

Qua continentur, Historica relatio sive Descriptio Novi ad Aquilonem Transitus, supra Terras Americanas in Chinam atq; Iaponem ducturi, quemadmodum is ab Henrico Hudsono Anglo nuper inuentus est, addita breui Insularum & locorum.

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Frankfurt, Mathias Becker, 1613

Theodor de Bry (1528-1598) was an engraver, goldsmith, editor and publisher. Forced to flee his native Liege in the Spanish-controlled Southern Netherlands by the Spanish Inquisition de Bry moved around Europe, finally settling in Frankfurt. Inspired in part by Richard Hakluyt, whom he met in England in 1587, he began the publication of a collection of voyages, of which this forms a part. His work was continued after his death by his sons Johann Theodor and Johann Israel, who completed Parts VII and VIII of the Grands Voyages and the Petits Voyages, so called because of the difference in size of the paper used The works were immediately popular and provided the standard European image of the Americas and the East Indies.

This Part contains I. An extract giving an account of the discovery of Hudson's Bay; II. A short account of the two voyages made to the north by Linschoten;

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First edition. Text in Latin. Folio (31.5 x 20 cm), 32pp. (including pictorial engraved title page), + Icones, seu Tabulae Chorographicae with separate title page decorated with printers flowers, 3 leaves of illustrations, the first 2 with text to recto, image to verso, the third with text beneath image (verso blank), and 3 double-page engraved maps, full green morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, a fine copy.


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