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Theodor De Bry

Theodor De Bry


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.

As a Lutheran, however, his life and livelihood was threatened when the Spanish Inquisition cracked down on non-Catholics. De Bry was banished and his goods seized in 1570. He fled to Strasbourg, where he studied under the Huguenot engraver Etienne Delaune. He also traveled to Antwerp, London, and Frankfurt, where he settled with his family.

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 focus 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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1596 - America Sive Novus Orbis Respectu Europaeorum Inferior Globi Terrestris Pars 1596

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With Full Length Portraits of Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan and Pizzaro Striking example of Theodor De Bry's scarce and dramatic map of the New World shown in a sphere and bordered by full-length portraits of Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan and Pizarro....


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1623 - [The Second Map of California as an Island!] Zwoelffter Theil der Newen Welt...

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The Beginning of the Myth -- The Second Map To Show the Island of California Beautiful engraved title page for the 1623 German-language edition of Herrera, published as the twelfth part of Theodore de Bry's Grand Voyages. This title page follows the...


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1599 - Descriptio Hydrographica accomodata ad Battavorum navagatione Javam Insula Indiae Orientalis . . . 1595 . . . 1597 . . .

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The Earliest Obtainable Map To Show Houtman's Crossing of the Indian Ocean to the Java, Opening The Spice Trade to The Dutch in 1597. Finely engraved map, showing the route of first Dutch fleet from Zuider Zee to Java in 1596-97, under the command of...


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1619 - [Untitled Map -- Double Hemisphere Map with Portraits of Magellan, Schoten, Drake, Von Noort, Cavendish, and Speilbergen

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Double hemisphere map of the World, accompanied by portraits of a number of the most important 16th and early 17th Century explorers, which was included in Willem J. Schouten's America Pars Undecima . . . , first published by De Bry in 161. The map...


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1613 - Tabula Nautica qua repraesentatur orae maritimae, meatus, ac freta, noviter a H Hudsono Anglo ad Caurum supra Novam Franciam indagata Anno 1612

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Henry Hudson's Final Sea Chart, One of the First Maps to Show Hudson Bay This remarkable chart illustrates the track of the fourth and final voyage of Henry Hudson in his hunt for a Northwest Passage. It was a landmark map in the exploration of the...


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1591 - [St. Johns River - Florida] Der Franßosen Schiffahrt an den Fluß Maij

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Fine view on the mouth of the F. Maij (St. Johns River) just north of modern day Jacksonville, based upon original watercolor paintings by Jacques Le Moynes de Morgues, an official French artist, who accompanied two important French Expeditions to...


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1590 - (Virginia Indians: Indian Woman with Child) Wie die Weiber von Dafamonguepeuc die kinder zu tragen pflegen.

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Virginia Indians: Woman with Child Fine copper plate engraving showing Theodore De Bry's version of John White's painting. Theodor de Bry's engraving shows a native American woman of Dasamonguepeuc carrying a child. In 1585, Governor John White,...


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1655 - [Port Royal, South Carolina]

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Finely engraved view, based upon original watercolor painting by Jacques Le Moynes de Morgues, an official French artist, who accompanied two important French Expeditions to North America in the 1560s. The image shows the French landing at Port Royal,...


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1603 - I la Moche (Mocha Island)

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Theodore De Bry's edition of this rare view of settlement on the Island of Mocha in Chile, including an indigenous chiliquenes (Llama), copied from Olivier Van Noort's expedition narrative. The island was historically inhabited by an indigenous...


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1612 - I. S. Clara (Chile)

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Early view of the Island of St. Clara in Chile, from De Bry's Grand Voyages, an illustrated collection of accounts of the Americas which defined the early European picture of the New World. Around 1570, Theodorus de Bry, a Protestant, fled religious...


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1612 - Guarme (Huermey, Peru)

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Early view of Huarmey, Peru, from De Bry's Grand Voyages, an illustrated collection of accounts of the Americas which defined the early European picture of the New World. Around 1570, Theodorus de Bry, a Protestant, fled religious persecution south to...


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1629 - Caarte vande nieuwe passage bezuijden de Strate Magellani ontdect en deurgeseijlt inden iare 1616. Door Willem Schoten van Hoor

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Fine map illustrating the discovery of the Straits of Le Maire, as discovered in January 1616 by Le Maire and Schouten. This is De Bry's edition of the first printed map to detail the strait, showing the Magellan Strait and, further south, the route...


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1630 - Sud Seite Des Landts Terza del Fuoco, abgezeichn et durch Iohan von Walbeck

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Rare early map of the area around the Straits of Magellan.


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1655 - Callao / Lima

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Rare early map of the area around Lima in Peru, with a large inset map of Insula de Pescadores.


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1620 - (Arauco, Chile) Sancto Maria

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Detailed map of the Island of Sancto Maria (Arauco), illustrated as part of the voyages of Joris Van Spielbergen. The island of Arauco in Chile was first sighted by Juan Bautista Pastene, in 1544, during the Spanish exploration of the Chilean...


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1655 - I la Moche (Mocha Island)

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Theodore De Bry's edition of this early view of settlement on the Island of Mocha in Chile, including an indigenous chiliquenes (Llama), copied from Olivier Van Noort's expedition narrative. The island was historically inhabited by an indigenous...