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DE BRY, Thodore


(Virginia) Anglorum in Virginiam adventus. Frankfurt [1590].

Original engraved map (15.5 x 22 cm.) showing English ships approaching Virginia despite some shipwrecks and a ferocious sea-monster. Title above and descriptive (latin) text below. Signed T.B. bottom right. Sometime laid onto thicker paper. Some soiling and marginal tears.

Published in De Bry's Admiranda Narratio fida tamen, de Commodis et Incolarum ritibus Virginiae, this shows the first exploratory voyage under Captains Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlow, sent by Walter Raleigh in 1584 to find a suitable landing site at Roanoke Island in now North Carolina.

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(Burden, 77)

Price £ 350.00
Stock Code 49992
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