Untitled Image (West African Domestic Life)

Description

The text in the image states "cases des negres" or "palisaded village." In the center, a woman with child on her back were cultivating a garden, while in the foreground, a European was trading with Africans. The caption for this scene states "il faut achepter [sic] la permission de faire de l'eau en faisant present d'eau de vie a l'alcaty" or "in order to acquire fresh water one needs permission from the chief and must give him a present of brandy." Note the smoking pipe and weapons on the right. The 1699 Amsterdam edition contains a similar, albeit derivative copy, of this image (facing p. 7).

Source

Francois Froger, Relation d'un Voyage fait en 1695, 1696, & 1697 aux Cotes d'Afriqu. . . Bresil, Cayenne & Isles Antilles (Paris, 1698), facing p. 7. 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-7

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Upper Guinea Coast

Citation

"Untitled Image (West African Domestic Life)", 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/2646
The text in the image states "cases des negres" or "palisaded village." In the center, a woman with child on her back were cultivating a garden, while in the foreground, a European was trading with Africans. The caption for this scene states "il faut achepter [sic] la permission de faire de l'eau en faisant present d'eau de vie a l'alcaty" or "in order to acquire fresh water one needs permission from the chief and must give him a present of brandy." Note the smoking pipe and weapons on the right. The 1699 Amsterdam edition contains a similar, albeit derivative copy, of this image (facing p. 7).
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