Sacrifice que les Floridiens font au Soleil, de leurs Premiers nez. Orfande que les Floridiens fonr d'un Cerf au Soleil.
Copper engraving. Bookplate: 342 x 217mm. Sheet: 390 x 249mm.
Two depictions of sacrifice. The first is a sacrifice that the Floridians make to the Sun of their first born. The second is an offering of a hart to the Sun. Published in Jean Frederic Bernard's monumental "Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde" (Religious Ceremonies and Customs of All the Peoples of the World). 'The world's first encyclopedia of religions, the heavily illustrated, detailed general survey treating all religions dispassionately and as notionally equal, was composed and published in Amsterdam under the title 'Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde' in seven large volumes between 1723 and 1737 by a group of radical, intellectually subversive Huguenot refugees' (Jonathan Israel, 'How the light came in', TLS June 21 2013).
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