House and Compound, Sierra Leone, late 17th cent.

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This record was last updated on 09 Aug 2010

Image Reference

Thomas Astley (ed.), A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels (London, 1745-47), vol. 2, plate xxxvi, facing p. 312. (Copy in Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Background, children playing; foreground, woman (smoking a pipe) carrying child on her back. This illustration is derived from a larger engraving, based on the voyages of Jean Barbot in the late 17th century, and published in Awnsham and John Churchill (compilers), Collection of Voyages (London, 1732), vol. 5, plate E, p. 99 (bottom). See image reference 2-312 on this website.