A Kong Soldier, Ivory Coast, 1824

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Image Reference

Joseph Dupuis, Journal of a Residence in Ashantee (London, 1824); facing p. xxxvii, in Part II, "On the Geography of Western Africa".

Caption, "a Moslem of Kong, in military costume"; lance-armed soldier. Dupuis was the British government envoy to Ashanti; Kong an important commercial center by the Niger River.