Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: [Man and woman of the Amazon]

Accession number: 
31176
Record number: 
31176-2
JCB call number: 
L720 N723s
Image title: 
[Man and woman of the Amazon]
Image publisher: 
[Ibaragi Tazaemon]
Image date: 
[1720]
Image function: 
plate; verso leaf [45]
Technique: 
xylograph, hand-coloring
Image dimension height: 
22.3 cm.
Image dimension width: 
17.6 cm.
Page dimension height: 
31.1 cm.
Page dimension width: 
18.2 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink, colors
Materials support: 
paper
Languages: 
Japanese
Description: 
Native American man and woman of the Amazon. Cultural artifacts include hat and knife sash.
Source creator: 
Nishikawa, Joken, 1648-1724
Source Title: 
Shijûni-koku Jinbutsu zusetsu
Source place of publication: 
[Kyoto]
Source publisher: 
[Ibaragi Tazaemon]
Source date: 
[1720]
notes: 
This image is in a book, one of the first Japanese pictorial ethnographies, which has a description of people from each of the 42 barbarian countries outside of Japan. Published in two editions in 1720, this one-volume Kyoto edition is extremely scarce.
Time Period: 
1701-1750
References: 
Boxer, C.R. Jan Compagnie in Japan, 1600-1850, p.17-18
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired in 1952.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Commentary: 
Subject Area: 
Indigenous peoples
Subject headings: 
Indians of South America