The American drawings of John White, 1577-1590 With drawings of European and Oriental subjects..

Price: 500.00 USD

London: Trustees of the British Museum; Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1964. First edition limited to 600 copies for the U.S.A. (this, no. 240); 2 volumes, folio, pp. xvii, [1], 178, [1]; ix, [1], plus 190 color and monochrome plates; fine in original red clloth and publisher's slipcase. Volume I: A Catalogue Raisone and a Study of the Artist. Vol. II: Reproductions of the Originals in Colour Facsimile and of the Derivatives. White (fl. 1577 - 1593), was a British artist and colonist who first came to the Americas with Frobisher in 1577. He returned in 1585 with Thomas Harriot to collect and record information and the flora, fauna, and native peoples. His sympathetic portraits of the Carolina Algonquins were reproduced as engravings in de Bry's America, 1590. "His watercolour images of Native Americans in the late sixteenth century were exceptional for his era and unsurpassed as a visual record of south-eastern tribal life until the advent of photography" (ODNB).


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