16th Century Native of Carolina c. 1590 - De Bry


“An aged Man in his Winter Garment” by John White.  Frankfurt:  Theodore De Bry, c. 1590. Closed tear beneath view in margin extending to text. Translation provided on back of mat. (Image and Text: 11 x 8 1/2")

This view depicts an aged “Pomeiooc” Indian dressed in his winter garment.  “Pomeiooc” was an Indian village thought to be about 30 miles southwest of Roanoke Island - near Mattamuskeet Lake, NC

Produced in Germany, c. 1590, by De Bry from a drawing by John White. White’s drawings were the earliest authentic representations of Native American life in North America.  John White was the Governor of Raleigh’s second colony on Roanoke Island 35 years before the Pilgrims landed on the shores of Massachusetts!!  The images reflect life as White saw it; he sketched the Indians, their customs and habits; and painted the birds and flowers of the country lending the world an eyewitness account of the exciting and unknown NEW WORLD

This item is presented in archival matting (20 x 16").

  • Inventory# V-684
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