Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: [Native American woman offers a hand to a European to eat.]

Accession number: 
03662
Record number: 
03662-3
JCB call number: 
E688 M688w
Image title: 
[Native American woman offers a hand to a European to eat.]
Place image published: 
[Lüneburg]
Image publisher: 
[Johann Georg Lipper]
Image date: 
[1688]
Image function: 
plate 2; following p. 54
Technique: 
engraving
Image dimension height: 
16.2 cm.
Image dimension width: 
12.2 cm.
Page dimension height: 
20.1 cm.
Page dimension width: 
14.8 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink
Materials support: 
paper
Description: 
Native American woman cooks human limbs over a fire. She offers a hand to a European to eat. Includes scene of cannibalism, feathered headdresses, hammocks, war club, and boat.
Source creator: 
Mocquet, Jean, b. 1575
Source Title: 
[Voyages en Afrique, Asie, Indes orientales & occidentales. German] Wunderbare Jedoch Gründlich- und warhaffte beschichte und Reise Begebnisse in Africa, Asia, Ost- und West-Indien
Source place of publication: 
Lüneburg
Source publisher: 
In Verlegung Johann Georg Lippers
Source date: 
1688
notes: 
Mocquet was Keeper of the Cabinet of Rarities for several kings of France. In this book he describes five voyages he made between 1601 and 1612; here he describes cannibalistic practices of the Carib Indians of the Guianas and the country of Yapoco.
Time Period: 
1651-1700
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired before 1866.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
geographic area: 
Guianas
Subject Area: 
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Subject Area: 
Indigenous peoples
Subject headings: 
Indians of South America
Subject headings: 
Cannibalism