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West-Indianischer Historien Ander Theyl / Die Statt Carthagena ohn widerstand eingenommen.

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Article ID AMS1293
Artist Bry, de (1528-1598)
Theodorus de Bry (1528-1598) Frankfurt a.M. Around 1570, Theodorus de Bry, a Protestant, fled religious persecution south to Strasbourg, along the west bank of the Rhine. In 1577, he moved to Antwerp in the Duchy of Brabant, which was part of the Spanish Netherlands or Southern Netherlands and Low Countries of that time (16th Century), where he further developed and used his skills as a copper engraver. Between 1585 and 1588 he lived in London, where he met the geographer Richard Hakluyt and began to collect stories and illustrations of various European explorations, most notably from Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues. Depiction of Spanish atrocities in the New World, as recounted by Bartolome de las Casas in Narratio Regionum indicarum per Hispanos Quosdam devastatarum verissima. In 1588, Theodorus and his family moved permanently to Frankfurt-am-Main, where he became citizen and began to plan his first publications. The most famous one is known as Les Grands Voyages, i.e., The Great Travels, or The Discovery of America. He also published the largely identical India Orientalis-series, as well as many other illustrated works on a wide range of subjects. His books were published in Latin, and were also translated into German, English and French to reach a wider reading public.
Title West-Indianischer Historien Ander Theyl / Die Statt Carthagena ohn widerstand eingenommen.
Year ca. 1610
Description View shows the besieged city of Cartagena de Indias in Columbia with wind rose and a sea monster.
Colombia was discovered by Europe in 1499 by Alonso de Ojeda and Amerigo Vespucci. In contrast, Christopher Columbus, in whose honor the country was named "Colombia", never entered the country. The first two explorers of Colombia first came to the "La Guajira" peninsula, which they believed to be an island, first called "Isla de Coquivacoa". Other parts of the country were later u. a. Discovered, researched and often looted by Rodrigo de Bastidas and Juan de la Cosa. The first colonial bases were Santa Marta (founded in 1525) and Cartagena de Indias (founded in 1533) on the Colombian Caribbean coast. Lured by gold and emeralds, the conquistadors occupied the country. Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada penetrated the Andean region in 1537, subjugated the Chibcha and founded Santa Fe de Bogotá in 1538. Coming from the south, coming from what is now Ecuador, Sebastián de Belalcázar conquered southern Colombia. Coming from the west, the merchant Nikolaus Federmann from Ulm reached Bogotá in 1539 in order to advance the colonization of the country on behalf of the Welsers. Because of its central importance for the Spanish possessions in the north of South America, Colombia was raised in 1547 to its own province "New Granada" within the Viceroyalty of Peru, and Bogotá became the seat of a Real Audiencia. Cartagena de Indias gained immense importance as a port of call for the fleets from Spain and developed during the colonial period into one of the most important - and best-protected - ports in the new world. The country's wealth led to pirate attacks in 1544, 1560 and 1586. a. by Francis Drake, on Cartagena.
Place of Publication Frankfurt on Main
Dimensions (cm)28 x 18,5 cm
ConditionLeft margin enlarged.
TechniqueCopper print


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