(This blog is dominated by British America women in colonies along the Atlantic seaboard. During the 17C, there were Native American women within the borders of what is now the USA, as well as other female European colonists.)
Monday, June 19, 2017
16C Europeans Imagine American Women
Pieter Nagel, a DAmerica, Your Gold and Silver Fill My People, print from Pieter Nagel`s engraving after Gerard van Groeningen, ca. 1570−1590. Pieter Nagel, a Dutch artist active in 1569−1604, made this engraving after Gerard van Groeningen, a Flemish artist who worked in Antwerp in 1563−73. This is an allegory of the American continents as a naked lady armed with a bow and an arrow, triumphantly riding in her royal chariot. Its wheels are inscribed with Bresilia, Resilia, Hispaniola, Cvba, Perv after South America colonized by Europeans: Brazil, Hispaniola, where Christopher Columbus first landed on December 5, 1492, Cuba, and Peru.