De Laet on the West Indies


LAET, J. DE. Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien. 1630.

Illustration depicting a native of Virginia, from Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien, a detailed account of the West Indies, Canada, Virginia, Florida, and Mexico by Johannes de Laet, a director of the Dutch West Indies Company.  In 1630 Bonaventure and Abraham Elzevier printed the second enlarged edition, shown here, of De Laet’s description of the New World. The first edition of the work was printed five years earlier.

[EHC 02.1630.Lae] [Willems 327]

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