Clothing Styles, Houses, Musical Instruments, Gambia River Region, early 18th cent.

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Image Reference

Thomas Astley (ed.), A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels (London, 1745-47), vol. 2, plate vii, facing p. 278.

Top, "Women of Kazegut in different dresses"; lower left, "Negroes climbing a palm tree"; lower center, "A Negroe playing on the Ballard or Balafo"; lower right, "hutts of the Negros." The bottom three images are found earlier in Jean-Baptiste Labat, Nouvelle Relation de l'Afrique Occidentale (Paris, 1728); left , vol. 3, facing p. 36; center and right, vol. 2, facing pp. 311, 332. Some of these illustrations, in slightly different form, also appear in Awnsham and John Churchill, A Collection of Voyages (London, 1732; vol. 5, plate 3, p. 55) in the translation of Barbot's late 17th century account.