BRY THÉODORE DE (1528-1598). Dessinateur, graveur et éditeur alsacien et belge.

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BRY THÉODORE DE (1528-1598). Dessinateur, graveur et éditeur alsacien et belge.
Admiranda Narratio, fi da tamen, de commodis et incolarum ritibus Virginiae, nuper admodum ab Anglis, qui a Dn. Richardo Greinville equestris ordinis viro eo in coloniam anno M D LXXXV deducti sunt, inventae, sumtus faciente Dn. Waltero Raleigh equestris ordinis viro fodinarum stanni praefecto ex auctoritate serenissimae reginae angliae. Anglico scripta sermone a Thoma Hariot eiusdem Walteri domestic in eam coloniam miss out regionis si tum diligenter observant. Nunc autem primum latio donata a C. C. A. [Carolo Clusio Atrebatensi = Charles de l’Ecluse]
Francoforti ad Moenum, typis Ioannis Wecheli, sumtibus vero Theodor de Bry anno M D XC. Venales reperiuntur in ofi cina Sigismundi Feirabendi
Successive title-pages and colophons [Francfurt, 1590-1602].
In-folio, 2 volumes, a few errors in pagination and some leaves bound out of sequences (full collation available upon request), 12 engraved title-pages and 1 title-page with engraving (pars VIII), 17 full page illustrations with 2 folding plates, 9 double page engravings, with 7 folding plates ; 258 half-page engravings.
Bound in a 17th century binding, full red morocco, frame on boards composed of a triple gilt fi let, back sewn on 6 raised bands, gilt, marbled pastedowns, gilt edges. Boards rubbed, some stains to boards, hinges rubbed, foxing to paper. Dimensions of volumes: 355 x 250 mm.
First edition of the fi rst nine parts of De Bry’s Great Voyages (with the exception of part III here in second edition, published in 1605, but with date on title-page “1592”).
Amongst the texts found in the nine parts gathered in this copy, there is the Latin translation of Thomas Hariot (1560-1621), A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia, fi rst published in 1588 which is the foundation work on the early exploration and delineation of America and an important fi rst hand account of the abortive Roanoke colony, the fi rst settlement attempt by the British in the New World.
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