Scarce engraving of Native Americans in Virginia by Theodore de Bry (1528-1598), INCOLARUM VIRGINIAE PISCANDIRATIO "Their Manner of Fishing in Virginia," after a watercolor by John White, most likely from De Bry's GREAT VOYAGES, VOL. 1 PART XIII, originally published 1590. Hand colored; on laid paper with fleur-de-lys watermark. Depicts Native Americans in a canoe, fishing and smoking fish in the foreground, with marine life including fish, turtles, and crab below; other Native Americans are seen spear fishing in the background. Text explanation to the left, in Latin. Date of printing unknown. Hinge mounted and framed under glass in a narrow giltwood frame. 13 1/2" x 17 1/2" sheet. Provenance: the collection of Raymond White, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Hinge mounted. Sides trimmed. Small repaired < shaped tear upper left quadrant. Otherwise good condition with overall toning and light fading.
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