Carrying Europeans on Litters, Gold Coast, 1820

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William Hutton, Nouveau voyage dans l'interieur de l'Afrique, ou, Relation de l'ambassade anglaise envoyée en 1820 , au royaume d'Ashantée (Paris, 1823), facing title page. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Caption, "Maniere de voyager en Afrique" (mode of travelling in Africa). Shows Britishers being carried on litters; African in lead carries the British flag. This hand-colored illustration is in the French translation of Hutton's "A Voyage to Africa, including a narrative of an embassy to one of the interior Kingdoms in the year 1820" (London, 1821). Hutton was the British government's consul to Ashanti.