Joseph Cinque (Cinquez), 1839

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Lithograph by James (or Isaac ) Sheffield (New York: Moses Y. Beach, 1839). (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-12960)

"Joseph Cinquez, the brave Congolese chief"; facial view, with text underneath giving biographical and other details on Amistad revolt, including a quote from Cinquez's "sober and moving speech to his comrades on board ship after the mutiny." According to the Library of Congress, this print was commissioned by the publisher of the New York Sun and advertised for sale in the newspaper's account of the capture of the Amistad, published on 31 August 1839.