A Chief of Roanoke

A Chief of Roanoke

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Caption: A Chief of Roanoke, (Whole folio) Engraving of an elderly man wearing a double apron-skirt of fringed deerskin, edged with a double row of beads. Round his neck is a short single-string necklace of beads, with a square metal gorget hanging on the cheSt The figure is duplicated, to show the rear view, and is set against a landscape of figures fishing from canoes, a weir and trap, and low tree-lined hills. From Theodor De Bry's 'America', Vol. 1, 1590, after a drawing of John White Image taken from Travels through Virginia. Originally published in England; 1618. Author William Strachey, Illustrated by John White, Theodor de Bry.

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