Basket Seller, Brazil,1816-1831

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Jean Baptiste Debret, Voyage Pittoresque et Historique au Bresil (Paris,1834-39), vol. 2, plate 13 . Fascimile edition published in Rio de Janeiro and New York, 1965. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Caption, "marchande de sestes [cestos *], paniers que si portent sur la tete" (seller of sestes, baskets that are carried on the head); man carrying several baskets hanging from a pole.[ *In the errata section, Debret notes that caption on plate 13 should read Cestos, NOT Sestes.] The engravings in this book were taken from drawings made by Debret during his residence in Brazil from 1816 to 1831. For watercolors by Debret of scenes in Brazil, some of which were incorporated into his Voyage Pittoresque, see Jean Baptiste Debret, Viagem Pitoresca e Historica ao Brasil (Editora Itatiaia Limitada, Editora da Universidade de Sao Paulo, 1989; a reprint of the 1954 Paris edition, edited by R. De Castro Maya).