Usos y costumbres de los salvajes de Virginia (Uses and Customs of the Savages of Virginia) is the first edition in Spanish of a fundamental work, published more than 4 Centuries ago, in Latin, German, French and English. It is the oldest chronicle written by a pioneering traveller and illustrated by a painter also travelling with him, about the first territory of the future British Colonies in North America The mathematician Tomas Hariot, author of A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia: of the Commodities and of the Nature and Manners of the Natural Inhabitants was a member of the first British expedition commanded by Walter Raleigh, that settled in the island of Roanoke (1585). The report, addressed to Queen Elizabeth, describes and highlights the natural qualities of the land to become the future colony of Virginia. It also provides ethnographical data of extraordinary value about the Powathans (Iroquois) with whom Hariot lived for several months. In this extraordinary edition published by Theodore de Bry appear the engravings that complement the text and whose author, John White, was also a member of the first colonial expedition. These ethnographic documents were based on the original watercolors preserved at the London British Library. This edition, along La colonia francesa de Florida (1562-1565) (ISBN 978-1-934768-58-7) and Verdadera Historia y Descripcion de un País (ISBN 978-1-934768-69-3) completes the first three volumes of the Great Voyages series, published in Frankfurt by Theodore de Bry between 1590 and 1593.
Un libro de Thomas Hariot en la categoría de Libros > Historia > Edad moderna hasta el siglo XX