Print ‘Dress of Noblemen of Kongo’ @1747

Dress of the Noblemen and Commonalty of KONGO from De Bry

'Plate 191. No. 110, Vol 2, p.401

I. Basire sculp.’ Engraved by Isaac Basire.

From book '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'. (published 1745-47) by John Green, fl. 1730-1753 & Thomas Astley.

Copper engraving on laid paper.

Nice clean copy. Some light browning on back (from another print). Pinhole.

20.5 X 26.25 cm.

 

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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