Clothing Styles, Senegal, 1806

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Jean Baptiste Durand, A voyage to Senegal . . . translated from the French, & embellished with numerous engravings (London, 1806), between pp. 56-57.

Not based on an eye-witness drawing, this is one of several fanciful engravings created by the publisher for this volume. Caption: "Dresses of the Negroes of Senegal at Cape Verd." The author describes the people of this area, noting that "In general, both the men and women are of a good size, and well shaped; their skin is of so fine a black, that it seems like polished marble" (p. 56). Shows woman nursing an infant, man with bow.