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"Brevis Narratio" - De Bry Florida 1591 - Rare original set of 22 engravings

"Brevis Narratio" - De Bry Florida 1591 - Rare original set of 22 engravings

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Rare collection of the Title page and 21 plates from the German edition of De Bry's "Brevis narratio eorum quae in Florida Americae Provicia Gallis acciderunt, secunda in allam Navigatione"

“DER ANDER THEYL/ der Newlich erfundenen Landt- schafft Americae, Von dreyen Schiffahrten/ so die Frantzosen in Floridam (die gegen Nidergang gelegen) gethan. Eine vnter dem Hauptmann H. Laudonniere, Anno 1564. Die ander vnter H. Ribald 1565. Die dritte/ vnter H. Guorguesio 1567. ges- chehen. Francofortiad Moenvm Typis Ioanis Wecheli, Stantibus vero Theodori de Bry Anno MDXCI. Venales reperiutur in officina Sigismundi Feirabedii”


-Jacques le Moyne -Theodore De Bry


-1591 (1st German Edition)


-Title page (2nd edition) and Collection of plates (1st edition). No text


-Fair condition overall. Some toning and tears to pages. Paper sometimes fragile


-This celebrated work by Jacques Le Moyne, and illustrated by De Bry, is the most important early work on the early History of Florida. It describes the early French settlements in Florida and is beautifully illustrated with plates of the Timucua First Nation.

-The German editions are much rarer than the Latin editions

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