Negroes Swarming Trees.
[London: R. Phillips, 1816.]
Etching and aquatint, sheet 210 x 125mm. 8¼ x 5". Trimmed to plate at sides.
Africans climbing palm trees in the traditional manner to reach the fruit at the top. 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'.
[Ref: 22661] £130.00