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  • Johann Theodor de Bry
    1561–1623
    born: Liège, Low Countries (present-day Belgium) ; died: Frankfurt am Main, Germany ; active: Germany
  • America, 1594
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • etching, letterpress
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 162 x 198 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 6 3/8 x 7 13/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Eric Gustav Carlson
  • Not on display
  • 2014.2985
Description

Image of a small village with four long, narrow buildings, surrounded by a fence of poles. Men in Spanish colonial clothing are attacking the villagers with spears and muskets, and there are several areas on fire. On the back is text in German.