Print 'Way of Carriage & Travelling in Kongo’ @1745-1747
'Way of Carriage & Travelling in Kongo, from DE BRY’
Plate 194, No. 112, Vol 2, p. 402.
Copper engraved print on laid paper, engraved by I. Basire.
Nice copy. Some slight paper wrinkling .Back has light brown transfer from image on next page of book.
28 x 20.5 cm
From set of 4-volume travel books, A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels published by Thomas Astley (d. 1759), a bookseller and publisher in London during the 18th century, and compiled by John Green (d. 1757). 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
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).