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ARRIVÃ‰E DES EUROPÃ‰ENS EN AFRIQUE - Freret, Louis - 1795. 
Paris. 1795. - Stipple engraving, with etching and mezzotint, 17 x 20 inches. Minor mat stain, one diagonal crease, small tape remnants on verso. Very good. An idealized image of life in West Africa produced as part of early anti- slavery literature in Republic-era France. An evocative engraved view of peaceful Africans poised to trade goods with Europeans landing on shore in a long-boat, with their ship behind them. Also includes depictions of wildlife, fruit, and African trade goods, such as tusks and bread. Colibert engraved the image after Freret. Rare.
[Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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