Hunting a Crocodile, Senegal, 1780s

Description

The crocodile, the author writes (pp. 82-83), is very common along the riverbanks. The hunter covers his right arm with several layers of strong cowhide and carries a dagger or Flemish knife in his hand. He approaches the animal holding out his arm, and the instant the crocodile

Source

Renè Claude Geoffroy de Villeneuve, L'Afrique, ou histoire, moeurs, usages et coutumes des africains: le Sènègal (Paris, 1814), vol. 1, facing p. 83. (Copy in Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Creator

de Villeneuve, Renè Claude Geoffroy

Date Created

1780-1790

Language

French

Rights

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

Identifier

VILE_83

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Senegambia

Citation

"Hunting a Crocodile, Senegal, 1780s", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 27, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/3186
The crocodile, the author writes (pp. 82-83), is very common along the riverbanks. The hunter covers his right arm with several layers of strong cowhide and carries a dagger or Flemish knife in his hand. He approaches the animal holding out his arm, and the instant the crocodile
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