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Theodor de Bry Engraving: Scene in China, from 'Indiae Orientalis'

Theodor de Bry Engraving: Scene in China, from 'Indiae Orientalis'

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Description: Scene in China, from 'India Orientalis'
Artist: Theodor de Bry
Year: 1528-1598
Medium: engraving
Size: 5-3/4" x 7"
ID: 122022-16

Condition: Good condition. Unsigned.

About the Artist:

Theodor de Bry (1528-1598) was a prominent Flemish engraver and publisher best known for his engravings of the New World. Born in Liege, de Bry hailed from the portion of Flanders then controlled by Spain. The de Brys were a family of jewelers and engravers, and young Theodor was trained in those artisanal trades. In 1590, de Bry began to publish his Les Grands Voyages, which would eventually stretch to thirty volumes released by de Bry and his two sons. The volumes contained not only important engraved images of the New World, the first many had seen of the geographic novelties, but also several important maps. He also published a collection focused on India Orientalis. Les Grands Voyages was published in German, Latin, French, and English, extending de Bry’s fame and his view of the New World.
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