(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.)
Friday, June 23, 2017
16C Europeans Imagine American Women
Americae Retectio, print made as a frontispiece by Adriaen Collaert after a drawing by Jan van der Straet, early 1580s. Published by Joannes Galle, 1589. The British Museum, London. Inscribed: "Rediscovery of America -- Who is able with mighty heart to fashion a song worthy of the Majesty of these events and discoveries?" Here America is the ancient goddess Flora.