1745 engraving Pholey Town & Plantations, Africa

Copper engraving with images ‘A Pholey Town & Plantations about it, from Moore

Plate 153, No. 89, Vol.2, p. 359.

I. Basire Sculp.’ = engraved by Basire.

From ' A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels: consisting of the most esteemed relations, which have been hitherto published in any language, comprehending everything remarkable in its kind, in Europe, Asia, Africa and America.’  This print is from Volume 2, Voyages and travels along the western coast of Africa, 1637-1735. Voyages and travels to Guinea and Benin, 1666-1726. Description of Guinea

Published 1745-47 by John Green, Thomas Astley.

Rust areas LL.

20 x 26 cm, on laid paper.

Isaac Basire (1704 – 1768) was an engraver and first in a family line of prolific and well-respected engravers. Isaac Basire was known as a map engraver. His most well-known work is the frontispiece to an edition of Bailey's dictionary (1755).

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