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From Part III of the "Little Voyages": Ander Theil der Orientalischen. Plate VII. Meeting of the Natives of the Cape of Good Hope

Johann Theodor de Bry (1561-1623) and Johann Isreal de Bry

Published by Frankfurt: Matthes Becter, 1599, 1599
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ENGRAVED PLATE FROM VOLUME III OF DE BRY'S 'LITTLE VOYAGES' OF THE EAST INDIES Documenting Linschotenís Voyages (Contined from Vol. II), Cornelis de Houtman's Voyage to the East Indies (1595-1597), and Gerrit de Veer's Journal of Three Dutch voyages to reach the East Indies by the North (1594- 1597). WITH THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF EARLY 17TH-CENTURY GERMAN HAND-COLORING, HEIGHTENED IN GOLD. The expedition of Cornelis de Houtman meets the natives of the Cape of Good Hope. Three Dutchmen have killed an ox which they probably received from the Africans in exchange for goods such as tobacco or brandy. The entrails of the ox, which the Africans have asked for, are handed over. This illustration comes from a French edition of Jan Huygen van Linschoten's Itinerario. According to P. A. Tiele's Mémoire bibliographique, this edition was not printed in Amsterdam, but in Frankfurt by the publisher of De Bry's travel accounts. Translation of text below engraved image: Title: VII. Those are the figures and histories of the Dutch voyages: and for the first time those/ which went to the islands Iaua and Sumatra/ everything illustrated in great detail. Description of the folks/ that live by the mountains/ or Capo Bonaespei. 1. Text: Those people are very small, and their color is red brown/ they are completely naked/ and cover themselves with just an ox skin/ instead of a coat/ they belt themselves with a big belt of the same skin/ for their shame area an extra piece/ some bind thin pieces of wood under their feet. Their best product is cattle and bracelets made out of copper/ ivory/ etc. At one time we slaughtered an ox/ and the wild ones came onto us/ asked us for its innards/ ate them raw/ if they want to cook them a little bit/ they put four sticks in the ground/ spread ox skin over it/ so that its bent a little bit/ like a bowl/ put all the innards in it/ add water/ make a fire underneath it/ let it warm up/ and eat it them then all together/ as you can see in the illustration. Size: 11 1/2" x 7 1/2". Bookseller Inventory # 003408

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Title: From Part III of the "Little Voyages": Ander...

Publisher: Frankfurt: Matthes Becter, 1599

Publication Date: 1599

Binding: Soft cover

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