Saturday, April 21, 2007

Sixteenth-century Images of North America

woodcut illustrations by André Thevet, Royal Cosmographer of France in the second half of the sixteenth century.

In 1555 he accompanied Nicholas Durand, chevalier de Villegagnon, on the latter’s expedition to Brazil, but returned to France on the first available ship about ten weeks after his arrival. It is then, he wrote an account of his travels, Les Singularitez de la France antarctique (Paris, 1557).


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