18th century print ‘Fish at Sierra Leona’ @1753

 ‘Plate 165, No. 95, Vol.2, p. 363.’

Extract from Salmon’s “Universal Traveller or a Compleat Description of the several Nations of the World” (1752-53)

'The Bekune', 'Sort of Pilchar', 'The Banana', 'Name Unknown'...

Laid paper.

Some overall browning, and a few more pronounced spots mid-upper border.

27.5 X 20.5 cm

 

Thomas Salmon (1679–1767) was an English historical and geographical writer.

Born at Meppershall in Bedfordshire, and baptised there on 2 February 1679, was son of Thomas Salmon, by his wife Katherine, daughter of John Bradshaw; Nathanael Salmon was his elder brother. William Cole wrote that he wrote much of his work in Cambridge, where he ran a coffee house, and then moved to London. He told Cole that he had spent time at sea, and in both the East and West Indies for some time. He also travelled in Europe. 

In 1739–40 Salmon accompanied George Anson on his voyage round the world. He died on 20 January 1767.

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