A New World: England's first view of America

Sloan, Kim
Publication Date 2007
ISBN 9780714126500
Publisher British Museum Press,
Binding Paperback
Condition Very good copy
SKU 7755
Notes Very clean, bright and neat.


Paperback. 256pp. This lovely book reproduces in full the famous and rarely seen British Museum collection of drawings and watercolours made by John White, who in 1585 accompanied a group of English settlers sent by Sir Walter Raleigh to found a colony in Virginia, along the tidewaters of coastal North Carolina. White's duties included making visual records of everything then unknown in England, including plants, animals and birds as well as the human inhabitants, especially their dress, weapons, tools and ceremonies. The collection also includes his watercolours of Florida and Brazilian Indians, and the Inuit encountered by Martin Frobisher. Each work is reproduced in colour and is thoroughly described, supplemented by engravings by Theodor de Bry and other comparable works. The introduction is followed by three specially commissioned chapters covering John White himself, the indigenous inhabitants, and their historical context.
Price: £14.00
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