Dresses of the Negroes of Senegal at Cape Verd
This image depicts a woman nursing an infant and a man with a bow at Cap-Vert near Gorée in the Senegambia region. Durand generalized how "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). This image is one of several fanciful engravings created by the publisher for this volume and not based on an eye-witness sketch. Jean-Baptiste-Léonard Durand (1742-1812) was a French director for the Compagnie du Sénégal in 1785 and 1786. The first edition in French does not contain any images.
Jean Baptiste Durand, A voyage to Senegal. . . translated from the French, & embellished with numerous engravings (London, 1806), between pp. 56-57.
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Africa--Western Savanna--Cap Vert
"Dresses of the Negroes of Senegal at Cape Verd", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 16, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1606