Untitled Image (Portraits from the Voltaic Region)
This engraving shows six portraits including hairstyles, facial decorations and jewelry. Jean Barbot (1655-1712) was a French explorer and merchant. Employed by the Compagnie du Senegal, Barbot documented two voyages along the coast of West Africa, then across the Atlantic to the Caribbean in 1678-1679 and 1681-1682.
Jean Barbot, "Journal du Voyage de Guinée, Cayenne, et Illes Antilles de L'Amerique. . ." British Library, MS 28788, 22 Oct. 1678 - 24 Sep. 1679.
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