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Topic: early america

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America from The Four Continents

America from The Four Continents

Julius Goltzius (Netherlandish, died ca. 1595)

America

America

Anonymous, Netherlandish, 16th century ?

Portrait of a Man, Said to be Christopher Columbus (born about 1446, died 1506)

Portrait of a Man, Said to be Christopher Columbus (born about 1446, d...

Painted in Rome by one of the outstanding Venetian masters of the High Renaissance, this badly damaged portrait purports to show Christopher Columbus. The inscription identifies him as "the Ligurian Colombo, th... more

Discovery of America: Vespucci Landing in America

Discovery of America: Vespucci Landing in America

A Netherlandish artist working in Florence, Van der Straet designed this iconic image of America as part of a print series on new inventions and discoveries. It visualizes Amerigo Vespucci’s first encounter wit... more

[The dances at their great feasts]

[The dances at their great feasts]

Native men and women dancing around a circle defined by posts with carved faces, three Native women stand together in the center of circle.

[How they cook their fish] / T.B.

[How they cook their fish] / T.B.

Native men cooking fish on a wooden frame over a fire.

[The tomb of the weroans]

[The tomb of the weroans]

An Algonquian burial house showing bodies on a raised platform and a priest squatting by a fire beneath the platform.

[How the chief ladies of the town of Dasamonquepeio dress and carry their children] / T.B.

[How the chief ladies of the town of Dasamonquepeio dress and carry th...

Full-length, front and back portraits of a Native woman of Dasamonquepeio showing manner of dress and way of carrying a child on her back; view of river and landscape in the background.

[An old man in his winter clothes] / T.B.

[An old man in his winter clothes] / T.B.

An aged Native man from Pomeiock, full-length portrait, facing front, wearing winter garment; landscape scene with village in the background.

[A noblewoman of Pomeiock] / T.B.

[A noblewoman of Pomeiock] / T.B.

Native woman of Pomeiock carrying a clay vessel, and her daughter holding a doll and a rattle.

[How they build boats] / T.B.

[How they build boats] / T.B.

Native men making dugout boats by burning and scraping with seashells.

[A weroans, or chieftain, of Virginia]

[A weroans, or chieftain, of Virginia]

Full-length, front and back portraits of a Native chief in Virginia, with bow and arrow; hunting scene in the background.

Their manner of fishing in Virginia

Their manner of fishing in Virginia

Native men and women in a canoe fishing while others in the background stand in the river and spear fish.

[The Englishmen's arrival in Virginia]

[The Englishmen's arrival in Virginia]

Map showing the coast of Virginia with many islands just off the mainland, two Native territories, Secotan and Weapemeoc, and the Native community of Roanoak on an island at the mouth of a river.

[How they catch fish]

[How they catch fish]

Native men and women in a dugout canoe fishing while others in the background stand in the river and spear fish.

[The town of Pomeiock] / T.B.

[The town of Pomeiock] / T.B.

Fortified Native village the manner of construction of the buildings and the enclosing stockade.

[Killing alligators]

[Killing alligators]

Natives attack and kill alligators by ramming a pole down it's throat, turning it over, beating it with clubs, and shooting it with arrows.

[Exercises of the youths]

[Exercises of the youths]

Native youths shooting arrows, throwing balls at target placed atop tall pole, and running races.

[The queen-elect is brought to the king]

[The queen-elect is brought to the king]

Native men carrying the queen seated on a throne supported by a litter; trumpeters lead the procession which is followed by young women carrying baskets of fruit and by a contingent of bodyguards.

[The French arrive in Florida]

[The French arrive in Florida]

The arrival of the French expedition under Laudonnière at the River of May (St. John's) in Florida.

[How the Natives collect gold in the streams]

[How the Natives collect gold in the streams]

Native men using hollow rods which they drive into the sandy bottom of streams to collect gold and other metals.

[Trophies and ceremonies after a victory]

[Trophies and ceremonies after a victory]

Natives gathered at designated place to celebrate victory over their enemies, with Chief Holata Outina standing in foreground with French soldiers.

Gallorum ad Maij flumen navigatio

Gallorum ad Maij flumen navigatio

French expedition under Jean Ribaut enter the River of May (St. John's) in Florida.

[A fortified village]

[A fortified village]

A Native village with the chief's house in the center, surrounded by huts of other principal men, and fortified by a circular arrangement of tall palings that spiral to a narrow opening at the entrance.

[The widows approach the chief]

[The widows approach the chief]

Native youths shooting arrows, throwing balls at target placed atop tall pole, and running races.

The Natives of Florida worship the column erected by the commander on his first voyage

The Natives of Florida worship the column erected by the commander on ...

Chief Athore with René Laudonnière, commander of the second French expedition to Florida, standing by column erected by Jean Ribaut during first expedition, showing Natives worshiping the column and many offeri... more

Johannes Lerii's account of the description of the method the Indians use for "barbecuing" human flesh

Johannes Lerii's account of the description of the method the Indians ...

Indians barbecuing and eating parts of human bodies.

Johannes Staden goes to war with the Indians

Johannes Staden goes to war with the Indians

Indians cooking, eating, relaxing, etc.

Drake, Francis

Drake, Francis

Stecher: Passe, Crispyn de (1)

New Inventions of Modern Times [Nova Reperta], Amerigo Vespucci Discovering the Southern Cross with an Astrolabium, plate 18

New Inventions of Modern Times [Nova Reperta], Amerigo Vespucci Discov...

Eighteenth plate from a print series entitled Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) consisting of a title page and 19 plates, engraved by Jan Collaert I, after Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus, and ... more

Lion Hunt ("America")

Lion Hunt ("America")

Probably by Leonardus Quesi

America

America

Abraham Bosse (French, Tours 1602/1604–1676 Paris)

New Inventions of Modern Times [Nova Reperta], The Discovery of America, plate 1

New Inventions of Modern Times [Nova Reperta], The Discovery of Americ...

First plate from a print series entitled Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) consisting of a title page and 19 plates, engraved by Jan Collaert I, after Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus, and publi... more

America

America

This unusual male allegorical figure of the New World belongs to a set of drawings of the "four continents." The images likely served as preliminary designs for tapestries. The other three regions are represent... more

America (part of a set of four)

America (part of a set of four)

The scene on these plates (59.208.30–.33) are copied from engravings by Cornelis van Daten the Younger (1638–1664) of designs by Dirk Barentsz (1534–1592). After a composition by Cornelis van Daten the Younger ... more

New Inventions of Modern Times [Nova Reperta], The Discovery of America, plate 1

New Inventions of Modern Times [Nova Reperta], The Discovery of Americ...

First plate from a print series entitled Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) consisting of a title page and 19 plates, engraved by Jan Collaert I, after Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus, and publi... more

New Inventions of Modern Times [Nova Reperta], The Discovery of America, plate 1

New Inventions of Modern Times [Nova Reperta], The Discovery of Americ...

First plate from a print series entitled Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) consisting of a title page and 19 plates, engraved by Jan Collaert I, after Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus, and publi... more

Drake, Francis

Drake, Francis

1601 / 1700

[Florida Indians, disguised under deerskins, hunting deer]

[Florida Indians, disguised under deerskins, hunting deer]

Native men wearing deerskins while hunting deer.

Virginia / discovered and discribed [sic] by Captan [sic] John Smith, 1606; graven by William Hole

Virginia / discovered and discribed [sic] by Captan [sic] John Smith, ...

Map showing Chesapeake Bay area and Indian place names with inset of Powhatan, and a Susquehanna Indian / John Smith.

[A method of hunting deer in the Northeast]

[A method of hunting deer in the Northeast]

Natives using devices for making noise to drive deer and other game towards a fenced area.

[Map of Virginia] / discovered and discribed [sic] by Captain John Smith 1606 [?] William Hole.

[Map of Virginia] / discovered and discribed [sic] by Captain John Smi...

1606 map of Virginia as described by John Smith showing the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River, other geographic features, and a vignette of the Native leader, Powhatan, in council.

Drake, Francis

Drake, Francis

Stecher: Houbraken, Jacobus faktischer Entstehungsort: Amsterdam

Mr. Doughty beheaded by order of Sir Francis Drake, at Port St. Julian, on the coast of Patagonia / Dodd delin. ; Goldar sculp.

Mr. Doughty beheaded by order of Sir Francis Drake, at Port St. Julian...

Print shows the 1578 beheading of Thomas Doughty in Port St. Julian, Patagonia, during Drake's circumnavigation voyage.

Christopher Columbus from "De Aardbol. Magazijn van hedendaagsche land- en volkenkunde ... Met platen en kaarten. [Deel 4-9 by P. H. W.]"

Christopher Columbus from "De Aardbol. Magazijn van hedendaagsche land...

This image has been taken from scan 000020 from volume 10 of "De Aardbol. Magazijn van hedendaagsche land- en volkenkunde ... Met platen en kaarten. [Deel 4-9 by P. H. W.]". The title and subject terms of this ... more

Tower of London from "A Lecture on the Discovery of America by the Northmen, five hundred years before Columbus ... Fourth edition, with additions"

Tower of London from "A Lecture on the Discovery of America by the Nor...

This image has been taken from scan 000032 from "A Lecture on the Discovery of America by the Northmen, five hundred years before Columbus ... Fourth edition, with additions". The title and subject terms of thi... more

Jamestown from "[Pocahontas, and other poems.]"

Jamestown from "[Pocahontas, and other poems.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000010 from "[Pocahontas, and other poems.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.

map from "[History of the United States of America, ... extending from the discovery of America by Columbus to the present time, etc.]"

map from "[History of the United States of America, ... extending from...

This image has been taken from scan 000078 from "[History of the United States of America, ... extending from the discovery of America by Columbus to the present time, etc.]". The title and subject terms of thi... more

map from "[History of the United States of America, ... extending from the discovery of America by Columbus to the present time, etc.]"

map from "[History of the United States of America, ... extending from...

This image has been taken from scan 000238 from "[History of the United States of America, ... extending from the discovery of America by Columbus to the present time, etc.]". The title and subject terms of thi... more

map from "[History of the United States of America, ... extending from the discovery of America by Columbus to the present time, etc.]"

map from "[History of the United States of America, ... extending from...

This image has been taken from scan 000052 from "[History of the United States of America, ... extending from the discovery of America by Columbus to the present time, etc.]". The title and subject terms of thi... more

map from "[History of the United States of America, ... extending from the discovery of America by Columbus to the present time, etc.]"

map from "[History of the United States of America, ... extending from...

This image has been taken from scan 000428 from "[History of the United States of America, ... extending from the discovery of America by Columbus to the present time, etc.]". The title and subject terms of thi... more

map from "[History of the United States of America, ... extending from the discovery of America by Columbus to the present time, etc.]"

map from "[History of the United States of America, ... extending from...

This image has been taken from scan 000454 from "[History of the United States of America, ... extending from the discovery of America by Columbus to the present time, etc.]". The title and subject terms of thi... more

Christopher Columbus from "History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars of Western Virginia; embracing an account of the various expeditions in the West, previous to 1795. Also, biographical sketches of Col. Ebenezer Zane, Major Samuel M'Collach [and others] ... Illustrated by numerous engravings"

Christopher Columbus from "History of the Early Settlement and Indian ...

This image has been taken from scan 000027 from "History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars of Western Virginia; embracing an account of the various expeditions in the West, previous to 1795. Also, biograp... more

Henry Hudson descending the Hudson River

Henry Hudson descending the Hudson River

Illustration shows Henry Hudson and his companions trading with Indians on the shore; in background, Hudson's ship and a canoe.