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CULTURAL READINGS: Colonization & Print in the Americas

Jean and Jay I. Kislak Collection
Bernard Picard,
Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses des peuples idolâtres.

Amsterdam: J. F. Bernard, 1723.

Among the several folio sets that Bernard Picard produced in the early 18th century, none were as well thumbed as his six massive tomes on the religious customs and ceremonies of peoples around the world, including both the ancients and the Indians of the New World. Picard condensed a huge amount of information, most of it derivative, into easily accessible pieces - he summarized material that had been available and hence was familiar.

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[See also in this exhibition, Picard's engravings for an 18th century French edition of Garcilaso de la Vega]

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