Udienza data agli Olandesi dal Re di Congo
"Audience Given to the Dutch by the King of Congo" (caption translation). This image depicts the king of Kongo on his throne surrounding Dutch traders in the Kwanza North region. Giulio Ferrario (1767-1847) never went to African but produced volumes aimed at the "encyclopedic" organization of disparate knowledge as "entertainment" in the exotic and the different. This image appears to be derived from one edition or another of Dapper (e.g., 1668, 1686). See image B019.
Giulio Ferrario, IL Costume Antico & Moderno . . . . (Milano, 1815-1827), vol. 2, pt. 2, plate 42. Copy in The Newberry Library, Chicago.
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"Udienza data agli Olandesi dal Re di Congo", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 23, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2621