Sawing Wood Planks, Brazil, 1816-1831
Caption, Negres scieurs de long (black sawyers of planks). See image reference vista11 for a description of sawing wood. The engravings in this book were taken from drawings made by Debret during his residence in Brazil from 1816 to 1831. For watercolors by Debret of scenes in Brazil, some of which were incorporated into his Voyage Pittoresque, see Jean Baptiste Debret, Viagem Pitoresca e Historica ao Brasil (Editora Itatiaia Limitada, Editora da Universidade de Sao Paulo, 1989; a reprint of the 1954 Paris edition, edited by R. De Castro Maya).
Jean Baptiste Debret, Voyage Pittoresque et Historique au Bresil (Paris,1834-39), vol. 2, plate 18, p. 65. (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)
Debret, Jean Baptiste
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