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Theodor de Bry

Theodor de Bry

Lüttich 1528 -
Frankfurt am Main 1598


After the Dutch goldsmith and copperplate engraver Theodor de Bry (1528-98) had to leave his home town of Lüttich in 1570, due to his protestant faith, he set up a book and art dealership in Frankfurt am Main, which he lead successfully with his two sons Johann Israel and Johann Theodor de Bry.
A stay in England from 1586 to 1588 inspired him to produce his main work, "Collectiones peregrinationum in Indiam orientalem et Indiam occidentalem", the most important travel collection of 16th and early 17th century Germany. The work (which is divided into so-called large and small travels based on their different formats) contains travel reports from the New World and other places, furnished with numerous maps and copperplate engravings. It was finished by Theodor de Bry's sons after his death and was published in various languages.
From approximately 1616 the artist Matthäus Merian, who was friendly with the De Bry family, contributed his artwork and editorial efforts to the German edition of the work.

Ketterer Kunst
Collecting fields:
e. g. BIG NAMES
Knud Rasmussen - Fotosammlung und Dokumentation Thule-Expeditionen.
Knud Rasmussen
"Fotosammlung und Dokumentation Thule-Expeditionen."
31,080 $
Details

Jean Claude Richard de Saint-Non - Naples et Sicile, 5 Bde.
Jean Claude Richard de Saint-Non
"Naples et Sicile, 5 Bde."
11,100 $
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William Dampier - A collection of voyages. 4 Bde.
William Dampier
"A collection of voyages. 4 Bde."
11,100 $
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Jean Francois Galaup de La Perouse - Voyage de la Pérouse. 4 Bde. + 1 Atlas
Jean Francois Galaup de La Perouse
"Voyage de la Pérouse. 4 Bde. + 1 Atlas"
4,440 $
Details

Giovanni Battista Falda - Il nuovo teatro delle fabriche ... di Roma moderna
Giovanni Battista Falda
"Il nuovo teatro delle fabriche ... di Roma moderna"
3,885 $
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Prinz Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied - Voyage au Brésil, 4 Bde.
Prinz Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied
"Voyage au Brésil, 4 Bde."
3,885 $
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Antoine Geuffroy - Hoffhaltung des türckischen Keysers.
Antoine Geuffroy
"Hoffhaltung des türckischen Keysers."
3,330 $
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  - Reseminnen 1857-1858

"Reseminnen 1857-1858"
3,330 $
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