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Benzoni Brazilian cannibals
Benzoni Brazilian cannibalsBenzoni, Girolamo.
Ut alterum carnibus Hieronymi epulum instituitur.
£200.00
Frankfurt: Theodore de Bry, c.1596. 165 x 200mm, set in Latin text. Coloured. A gruesome scene of Brazilian warriors disposing of prisoners, killing, butchering and cooking them.
From Benzoni's 'Historia del Mondo Nuovo', first published 1565, a history of the Spanish in Central and South America, written after the author had spent fifteen years in the New World. His work was included in the American sectiion of de Bry's 'Grand Voyages', as here,

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