Woman of Dasamonquepeuk

Woman of Dasamonquepeuk

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Caption: Woman of Dasamonquepeuk, (Whole folio) Engraving of a woman carring a naked child on her back, who grips her shoulders. She wears a double apron-skirt of fringed skin, and has painted or tattooed decoration on her cheek, upper arms, and a simulated necklace. The figure is duplicated to give a rear view, and is set against a landscape of figures fishing from canoes and tree-lined hills. From Theodor De Bry's 'America', Vol. I, 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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