(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.)
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
16C Europeans Imagine American Women
Discovery of America Vespucci Landing in America by Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus, c 1587−89. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. A Netherlandish artist born in Bruges and working in Florence, Van der Straet (1523−1605) drew this image of America as part of a print series on new discoveries and inventions. It depicts a very well-dressed Americus Vespucci awakening a friendly, naked Native American woman in a hammock.