(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.)
Sunday, June 25, 2017
16C Europeans Imagine American Women
Americae Retectio, print from the plate 2 made by Adriaen Collaert after a drawing by Jan van der Straet, early 1580s. Published by Joannes Galle, 1589. The British Museum, London. Inscribed: "Christopher Columbus of Liguoria, overcoming the terrors of the ocean, added to the Spanish Crown with regions of almost another world that he discovered. An. Sal. MVIID." Once again depicting welcoming naked American women.