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Number: 2253
Continent: Africa
Region: West
Place Names: Goree, Senegal
Year of Origin: 1833 (estimated)
Title: Ile De Goree
Language: French
Publish Origin:
Height: 22.3
Width: 31.7
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: No Color
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Engraver: de Sainson
Barthelemy Lauvergne
Sigismond Himely
Other Contributors: Cyrille Pierre Theodore Laplace
Jules S. C. Dumont D'Urville
Northernmost Latitude: 14.7
Southernmost Latitude: 14.5
Westernmost Longitude: -17.5
Easternmost Longitude: -17.3
Measurement Notes: modern coordinates
Notes: Engraved view from off-shore; need to confirm date Dumont D'Urville c. 1800 -1833; This engraving also appeared as an aquatint in Laplace's voyage album d. 1830-1833; view of the island of Gor?, drawn by Barth??y Lauvergne and engraved with aquatint by Sigismond Himely. Located in the bay of Dakar in Senegal, the island of Goree was between the fifteenth and nineteenth century one of the largest centers of slave trade to the Americas. The view comes from the voyage around the world by the seas of India and China, executed on the corvette of the State Favorite during the years 1830, 1831 and 1832. Party of Toulon aboard the Corvette la Favorite, Laplace went along the coasts of Africa, stopped at Pondicherry, Madras, the Philippines, Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand before crossing the Pacific Ocean. He returned to France in 1832, passing through Chile, Cape Horn and the coasts of Brazil.
Last updated: Jun 1, 2018