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Maniere d'ensevelier les Rois et Pretres de la Floride. (Manner of Burying the Kings and Priests of Florida).

  • ARTIST: Bernard Picart

  • MEDIUM: Copperplate engraving,

    DATE: 1721.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 8 1/4 x 12 3/8" (20.9 x 31.4 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: A 18th-century perspective of the Manner of Burying the Kings and Priests of Florida, captured as copperplate engraving. <br><br> 16th century perspective of the Timucua people of Florida, printed in the 18th century. <br><br> This beautiful print depicts the burial ceremonies for the chiefs (referred to as "Rois" or "Kings") and priests of the Timucua. It captures the ritualistic and ceremonial aspects of their funerary practices.<br><br> Bernard Picart, was a French draughtsman, engraver, and book illustrator in Amsterdam, who showed an interest in cultural and religious habits.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: The piece is in a mat for handling.

  • CONDITION: Good condition.

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