Item #81268 Admiranda Narratio Fida Tamen, de Commodis et Incolarvm. Thomas HARIOT.
Admiranda Narratio Fida Tamen, de Commodis et Incolarvm
Admiranda Narratio Fida Tamen, de Commodis et Incolarvm
Admiranda Narratio Fida Tamen, de Commodis et Incolarvm
Admiranda Narratio Fida Tamen, de Commodis et Incolarvm
Admiranda Narratio Fida Tamen, de Commodis et Incolarvm

Admiranda Narratio Fida Tamen, de Commodis et Incolarvm

Item #81268

HARIOT, Thomas,. De Bry, Theodor and Johann Theodor: Admiranda Narratio Fida Tamen, de Commodis et Incolarvm Ritibvs Virginia.... Frankfurt: Johannes Wechel for Theodor De Bry, 1590 [but actually 1608]. 34,[4]pp., one plate, [2]pp., one double-page map, followed by twenty-two plates (six of them with accompanying text leaves), [3]pp., five plates with accompanying text leaves, [5]pp. Engraved titlepage. Folio. Modern three-quarter pigskin and brown paper boards, raised bands, gilt leather label. Boards lightly rubbed and edgeworn. Small hole to outer edge of map (not affecting image). Plate eighteen trimmed close at outer edge with some loss of accompanying text. Small ink stain to bottom of several leaves, a few spots of foxing and some mild tanning throughout. A tall copy, in very good condition. A tall, attractive copy of the second edition, second issue of this foundation work on the early exploration and delineation of America, describing and illustrating the first British colony to be established there. This volume was the first issued by the publisher, Theodor De Bry, in his extraordinary series, Grand Voyages, describing the exploration of the New World. It is without question the most important of the series both in terms of contemporary influence and modern historical and ethnographic value. For most Europeans, these were the first accurate, firsthand illustrations of Native Americans that they had seen. The elegant production values of De Bry, combined with the critically important text and illustrations, make this volume one of the most important relating to the early discovery of North America. Sabin 8784. Church 143. Crawford, De Bry, pp.105-109. Cumming & De Vorsey 12. JCB I:383-4. Vail 7 (note). European Americana 590/31. Arents 37 (ref). Burden 76 (state 2). Pritchard & Taliaferro, Degrees of Latitude 2. Stephenson & Mckee, Virginia in Maps, map I-2. Streeter Sale 1091 (first edition). Reese & Miles, Creating America 81 (ref). Kim Sloan, ed. A New World: England's First View of America (Chapel Hill. 2007). In 1584, Sir Walter Raleigh received a ten-year charter to establish the first permanent English settlement in Virginia, and over the course of the next five years four expeditions landed at Roanoke for that purpose. The second of those expeditions included mathematician and navigator,

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