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Number: 3750
Continent: Africa
Region: West
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Year of Origin: 1746
Title: Circoncision des Negres; [upper right margin] T. III. No. XII.
Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 17.5
Width: 12.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: No Color
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Engraver: Cochin
Publisher: Abbe Antoine Francois Prevost d'Exiles
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Notes: [Trillum source] Engraved view of Circumcision Ceremony West Africa, uncertain location in West Africa, possibley Ghana, Benin or Nigeria; This fine engraving is from Antoine-Francois Prevost d'Exiles's "Histoire Generale des Voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont ete publiees jusqu'a present dans les differentes langues de toutes les nations connues". The work was published by Chez Didot in Paris in 1746. The plates and maps were by Cochin fils, Tardieu, B. L. Prevost and others. It was an expansive work that referenced China, the East Indies, Asia, the Americas, early Austrlian voyages, New Guinea, Palau Islands, Africa, and voyages in the Pacific including those of Magellan, Schouten, and Le Maire, Drake, Sarmiento, Cavendish, Spilbergen, Narborough, Rogers, Cowley, Frazier, and Anson. The work included particularly full accounts are given of the Dutch and French voyages to the East Indies, voyages to China, and the British East India Company"s voyages to India and Ceylon. (Hill)
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