16th & 17th Century engravings
depicting travels to the Americas by European explorers
The de Bry family were jewellers and engravers in Europe in the 16th century, engraving copper plates required for printing images and drawings as part of books. As engravers, book editors and publishers, the de Brys became famous for their depictions of early European expeditions to the Americas.
Between 1590 and 1634 they published a series of volumes, written in Latin with many beautiful engravings. These volumes will form the basis of this discussion.
The Rare Book Discussion Group meetings are held in a small group environment (maximum of 24) and draw on the resources of the internationally acclaimed library collection of the Royal Geographical Society of SA. Why not join us and get up close to this wonderful collection?
This event is free for members of the RGSSA. Non-members are welcome to attend and tickets are available for $10 per person. Book on line through this site. The RGSSA welcomes new members who wish to make a contribution to the success of the society.
When & Where
Royal Geographical Society of South Australia
The inaugural meeting of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia was held in the Adelaide Town Hall on the 22nd October 1885. The founders of the RGSSA set ambitious goals for the Society, sponsoring outback expeditions and purchasing treasures to set in place the foundation of a great library collection. They established a tradition that has been a source of inspiration for members for over one hundred years.
The founders saw the Society taking on an educational role, disseminating knowledge by means of public lectures, publications, and the collection of records for research. That a small volunteer society could achieve so much may be surprising, but it is indicative of the enthusiasm and dedication of its members.
Members of the public are welcome to participate in Society activities. Please visit our web site www.rgssa.org.au or drop in to the RGSSA office in the Mortlock wing of the State Library of South Australia.