The Moors gathering Gums. [&] Conveying the Gums to Senegal.Durands Voyage [upper right.]
[London: R. Phillips, 1816.]
Etching and aquatint, two images on a single leaf, sheet 210 x 125mm. 8¼ x 5". Trimmed to plate, scarce.
Illustrating the trade in fruit between Arabs and other North Africans and the Senegalese across the Sahara Desert to the south. The lower image shows a camel train heavily guarded by horsemen with spears. From an English edition of Jean Baptiste Léonard Durand's 'Voyage au Senegal': 'A Voyage to Senegal; or, Historical, Philosophical, and Political Memoirs, Relative to the Discoveries, Establishments, and Commerce of Europeans in the Atlantic Ocean, from Cape Blanco to the River of Sierra Leone'. Durand was a director of the commercial 'Compagnie du Sénégal'.
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