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Hand-colored engraving by Theodor DeBry, 1592, depicting conflict with natives in Brazil.

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Hand-colored engraving by Theodor DeBry, 1592, depicting conflict with natives in Brazil.
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Hand-colored engraving by Theodor DeBry, 1592, depicting conflict with natives in Brazil. 10-3/8" x 8¾". This is a page from a 1592 book in Latin that features a lovely hand-colored engraving by DeBry depicting a fierce battle (ca. 1548) between the competing native tribes of the Tupi-Nambá (who were known cannibals) and the Tupi-Nikin, the latter with Portuguese settlers on their side, on the island of Santo Amaro near São Paolo, Brazil, here captioned as "S Maro". In the background is Fort Brikioka (Bertioga) on the mainland. The natives are armed with bows and arrows and the Europeans with rifles. In excellent condition and quite rare.