A Medical Consultation.Algerine Captive, Chap. XX
Engraving with very large margins, rare; platemark 155 x 105mm (6 x 4").
Scene from 'The Algerine Captive: or the Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill: Six Years a Prisoner among the Algerines', published anonymously in 1797 by Royall Tyler, and one of the first American novels. Underhill recounts his time working as a physician travelling through America (carrying out consultations such as that shown here) before working on a slave-ship ends with him being taken to Algiers as a slave. At the end of the book Underhill is freed and returns home.
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