The Abraham Cowley Text and Image Archive
The American Amazon. Joan Blaeu, Atlas Major, 12 vols. (Amsterdam, 1662-63). Reproduced with permission from the Special Collections of the University of Virginia. A rich medley of themes: the defeat of America's heathen gods (upper left); alligator attending a buxom Amazon with her foot on a European's head (front and center, from Ripa); natives busily toting silver ore (right, more or less), making it all worthwhile for the conquerors.
Amazon en garde? / Ancient Britaines Depicted / New World Cultivation and Sacrifice
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