Untitled Image (Scenes of West African Life)

Description

This image depicts different scenes. The text in the images states "comme les singes portent des enfans sur les arbres" or "how monkeys carry their babies in the trees;" "habillement des circoncis" or "dress of circumcised young men;" "Negre jouant du balafo" or "Negro playing the balafon." Otherwise, the image shows conical house with thatched roof. The 1698 English edition (London) contains this image, but facing p. 33, while the 1699 Amsterdam edition contains a similar, albeit derivative and not identical copy (facing p. 45). The image of a "Negre Jouant du Balafo" is in Jean Baptiste Labat , Nouvelle Relation de l'Afrique Occidentale (Paris, 1728), vol. 2, facing p. 332.

Source

Francois Froger, Relation d'un Voyage fait en 1695, 1696, & 1697 aux Cotes d'Afrique. . . Bresil, Cayenne & Isles Antilles (Paris, 1698), facing p.45. Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library; also The John Carter Brown Library.

Date Created

Late-1600s

Language

French

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

FROG-45

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Upper Guinea Coast

Citation

"Untitled Image (Scenes of West African Life)", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 21, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2645
This image depicts different scenes. The text in the images states "comme les singes portent des enfans sur les arbres" or "how monkeys carry their babies in the trees;" "habillement des circoncis"  or "dress of circumcised young men;" "Negre jouant du balafo" or "Negro playing the balafon." Otherwise, the image shows conical house with thatched roof. The 1698 English edition (London) contains this image, but facing p. 33, while the 1699 Amsterdam edition contains a similar, albeit derivative and not identical copy (facing p. 45). The image of a "Negre Jouant du Balafo" is in Jean Baptiste Labat , Nouvelle Relation de l'Afrique Occidentale (Paris, 1728), vol. 2, facing p. 332.
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