The Quarter-Millionth Volume
To honor the Peabody Museum’s original focus on New World archaeology and ethnology. we acquired as our 250,000th volume a rare early-18th century work on the various peoples of the Americas.
In what today we might call a textbook, the anonymous author presents to his German-speaking readers detailed descriptions of the cultures and customs of Native Americans, supplemented with fanciful woodcut drawings. A selection appears below.