JCB Archive of Early American Images
JCB call number:
Ge750 G611.2 / 1-SIZE
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Balthasar Sigmund Setlezkÿ
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Place image published:
Augustae Vindelicorum [Augsburg]
Iohann Christian Leopold
engraving, hand coloring
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Allegorical figure of America as a native American woman seated on an alligator holding a cornucopia and a parrot and attended by four figures representing different native American peoples. In the background, European soldiers arrive from a ship and erect a cross, and are greeted by native Americans with golden vessels. Cultural artifacts include war clubs, feathered headdresses and garments, ornaments, bows, spear, bird headdress, and dwellings. Also includes a wolf, sphere, shells, sacks of gold [?], and boat.
The image of Europeans being greeted by native Americans is taken from Theodor de Bry's depiction of Christopher Columbus's landfall in the New World. This print is one of four allegorical prints each representing Asia, Europe, America, or Africa.
Emblems (Allegorical pictures)
Danforth, S. Encountering the New World, fig. 7
Acquired in 1992.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners