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Columbus in India primo appellens, magnis excipitur muneribus ab Incolis.


A depiction of Christopher Columbus's arrival in Hispaniola and his first encounter with the people of the island set in a page of text from the famous deBry edition of Benzoni's History of the New World. Columbus and his men are shown exchanging goods with the cacique (chieftain) Guacanacari. In the background, Spaniards erect a cross and Taino indians flee while three Spanish ships are moored offshore.
Item Number: GG2443
Cartographer: de Bry/Benzoni
Place & Date: Frankfurt / 1594
Size: 8" x 6 1/2" (image); 9" x 13 3/4" (page)
Condition: b&w; overall browning and some staining along upper edge of sheet; handwritten description of the scene (in Spanish) in lower margin
Price: $340.00