18th century print ‘Gold-Coast Animals from BOSMAN &c” @1753
‘Plate 215, No. 118, Vol.2, p. 765.’
Extract from Salmon’s “Universal Traveller or a Compleat Description of the several Nations of the World” (1752-53)
'Sluggard', 'Mandrill', 'Gold Coast Dogs'...
Some overall browning/image transfer.
26 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.