[verses below title in 'Arivée' and 'Le Mariage'
A Paris, chez Depeuille, Md d'Estampes rue des Mathurins, aux deux Pilatres d'Or
Three engravings, rare; each approx 430 x 525mm (17 x 20½"). Trimmed close to/on platemark in places; staining to 'Le Mariage'; 'Habitation' is proof before title, with title added in pencil.
Three from a set of four prints on African life after Pierre Fréret of Cherbourg (1714-), part of a family of artists. The prints have been exhibited before under the title 'Le Mythe du Bon Noir' ('The Story of the Benevolent Black') although it is not known if this was the original title of the set. The missing print is the final plate, 'Le Culte des Nègres'.
See Cybèle T. Gontar, 'A Fashion for Abolition: Frédéric Etienne Joseph Feldtrappe's Traite des Nègres (ca. 1825)'.
[Ref: 35603] £1,200.00