Maniere d'ensevelir les Rois, et Pretres de la Floride.
Copper engraving. Bookplate. Plate 341 x 218mm. Sheet 390 x 251mm.
The way of burying the Kings and Priests of Florida. A small mound surrounding by arrows sticking out from the ground, and a shell placed on the centre of the mound. 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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