Vue de la Riviere de Sierra-Leone,Sur la cote occidentale de l'Afrique. Du Voyage de Jonh Mathews a ce Continent, en 1785.
A Paris, Chez Noél M.d d'Estampes, Rue St. Jacques, No. 16. [/] et chez Bulla, Rue St. Jacques, No.38. [n.d., c.1795].
Engraving. Platemark: 190 x 230mm (7½ x 9"). Paper toned. Crease to lower left corner.
A view of Sierra Leone, west Africa, from the water. The scene illustrates the voyage of British slave trader John Matthews, as described in his publication titled 'A Voyage to the River Sierra-Leone on the Coast of Africa', first publised in 1788, containing an account of the trade and productions of the country, and of the civil and religious customs and manners of the people. Three vessels can be seen approaching the coast, with more ahead in the distance.
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