Visual Source: Theodor de Bry, Engraving of Columbus’ landing

European Exploration, Perception of the Other, and the Columbian Exchange

How did Europeans perceive the new people they encountered and how were they in turn perceived?

This is a sixteenth-century copperplate engraving of Christopher Columbus landing in the Caribbean by De Bry.

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. How is the first encounter between Columbus and the Caribbean peoples depicted?

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. What are the native people bringing to Columbus and what does this indicate?

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. How will this affect his perception of them and their land?

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