Shipwreck at Cape Blanc. [&] Catching Slaves.
[London: R. Phillips, 1816.]
Etching and aquatint, two images on a single leaf, scarce, sheet 210 x 125mm. 8¼ x 5". Trimmed to plate.
Above, European sailors stranded on a rock during a fierce storm, their ship behind them having run aground on a treacherous West African coastline. The scene below shows an attack on an African village by other Africans wielding sabres on horseback. Their dwellings are in flames. 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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