Catholic Baptisms, Congo, 17th cent.

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Image Reference

Pieter van der Aa, La Galerie Agréable du Monde (Leide, 1729), p. 52. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-30838)

Caption translated, "Christian church in the Congo, and baptism ceremonies". The original source for this illustration is not identified but it seems very much in the style of the De Bry brothers and their engravings of Africa in the late 16th century (see, for example, other De Bry illustrations on this website).