Court of King of Kongo, late 16th cent.


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Image Reference
Africa-4

Source
Pieter van der Aa, La Galerie Agréable du Monde (Leide, 1729), p. 51.B. (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-30839)

Comments
Caption (translated): "pomp and splendor of the king of the Congo when he gives an audience to foreigners." The original source for this illustration is not given, but it is clearly ultimately derived from an illustration by the Flemish engravers, the De Bry brothers, showing Portuguese emissaries being received by the King of Kongo; see image reference LCP-47 for a discussion.