Item #16466 MAGICIEN de la VIRGINIE. in Early Virginia An Early Image of American Indian Shamans.
MAGICIEN de la VIRGINIE.
MAGICIEN de la VIRGINIE.
MAGICIEN de la VIRGINIE.

MAGICIEN de la VIRGINIE.

Amsterdam: 1721. Picart, Bernard. Folio. Very Good. Item #16466

One of the most famous images of early Native Americans, this beautiful print depicts how the Florida Indians buried their Kings and Shamans.

Rich in detail, this 1721 copperplate engraving measures 17 1/2" X 11 1/4", with the image measuring 12 1/2" X 8 1/2", and features a deep, desirable plate indentation.

"Bernard Picart or Picard (1673 – 1733), was a French draughtsman, engraver, and book illustrator in Amsterdam, who showed an interest in cultural and religious habits.

"In 1711 he collaborated with Cornelis de Bruyn on the frontispiece of Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie, published in 1718 as Voyages de Corneille le Brun par la Moscovie, en Perse, et aux Indes Occidentales. In 1724, he worked with Philipp von Stosch, a Prussian antiquarian, whose Gemmæ Antiquæ Cælatæ (Pierres antiques graveés), Picart's engravings reproduced 70 antique carved hardstones such as onyx, jasper and carnelian from European collections, a volume of inestimable value to antiquarians and historians. His most famous work is Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde, appearing from 1723 to 1743 and in collaboration with Jean Frédéric Bernard, a successful author and publisher who promoted religious tolerance and gallicanism. Between 1733–1736 Bernard published a book about superstition with engravings by Picart. Because of the many prints it also seems he sympathized with Jansenists, the Armenian Apostolic Church and Collegiants. In 1728 Les Césars de l'empereur Julien, traduits du grec par feu Mr. le Baron de Spanheim, avec des remarques & des preuves, enrichies de plus de 300 médailles, & autres anciens monumens, gravés par Bernard Picart le Romain was published. In 1729 he collaborated with Louis Fabricius Dubourg." - wiki

This historic piece is more than 300 years old, comes with white matting already cut to fit the piece, and is perfect for framing and display!

Price: $225.00