|01774x. Sierra Leon Original Print Smoking Natives 1770|
EngraviSierra Leon original print tobacco interestVue du Montagnes Normales Sierra Leona and Maison de Sierra Leona. Two strips on one print with French and Dutch title text. Published in the Dutch edition of Anson's Voyage around the World,<</em>>!! Amsterdam 1748. Drawn by J Van Schley. Quaint representation of indigenous villagers smoking elongated pipes, praying to idol with hut. British flag in background. NOTE: Sierra Leone bordered by Guinea, was an important British colony in West Africa and the centre of the slave trade until 1792. In March of that year the Sierra Leone Company founded Freetown to accommodate former slaves freed from the British Empire. 420mm x 280mm (including margins). Natural folds (to accommodate into book) otherwise strong print with general wide margins in excellent condition. ng of the mountainous regions of Sierra Leon as well as engravings of the houses of the people of Sierra Leon. Originally drawn by J.V.Schley. Two layered print on single sheet. 395mm x 279mm. Fine condition.
£35.00 / $51.80