A Collection of 22 Hand-Colored Illustrations on 11 Lithographic Plates from Raffenel's *Voyage dans l'Afrique occidentale comprenant l'exploration du Senegal* [Travels in West Africa, Including the Exploration of Senegal, 1843 and 1844.]

[Paris]: Arthus Bertrand, editeur; Imp. Kaeppelin, [1846].

Price: $2,800.00

A complete set of 22 hand-colored illustrations on 11 lithographic plates, removed from the Atlas volume of Raffenel's Voyage dans l'Afrique Occidentale published in Paris by Arthus Bertrand in 1846. The plates are titled on the top margin: Peuples de la Senegambie with all 22 illustrations identified on the bottom margin. Landscape folios. About 13 1/4 x 10 inches, including a few at 13 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Modest soiling to the outer margins, light scattered foxing mostly to the outer margins and versos, very good.A complete set of "The Peoples of Senegal," lithographed after drawings by Raffenel. Anne Jean Baptiste Raffenel (1809-58) was a marine officer and colonial official, who in 1840s was commissioned by the French navy to undertake voyages of exploration into the interior of Africa. In 1843-4 he explored Bambouk, and in 1846-48 he made his way into Kaarta, the country of the Bambara, where he was held prisoner for eight months.Includes several remarkable images of indigenous African women and men in the vicinity of St. Louis and elsewere in Senegal and the Gambia. Howgego 1800-1850, W23; Priestley, France Overseas, 52; Gay, 2915.A list of all 22 identifying captions follows:[Plate 1]. Femme des environs de St. Louis; Yoloff du pays de Wallo. Costume de guerre.[2]. Femme Maure des bords du Senegal; Maure du Senegal. Costume de guerre.[3]. Jeune negre du Wallo; Coiffure particuliere des jeunes genre du Boudon Meidionale.[4]. Griot du pays de Galam. Touant du tam-tam; Costume porte par les jeunes negres. Pendant le mois qui precede la Circoncision.[5]. Samba-Coumba-Diama. Tounka du Galam; Sarracoler-Bakiri. Costume de guerre.[6]. Maure Dorviche; Negre blanc.[7]. Girot du pays de Bondou. Costume de ceremonie; Griotte du meme pays. Costume ordinaire.[8]. Mandingue du Bambouk. Costume ordinaire; Bambara. Costume de guerre.[9]. Femme Peul du village de Kouar-Basniamm; Peul du meme village. Costume de guerre.[10]. Femme Peul du village de Kouar; Peul du meme village. Costume de guerre.[11]. Mandingue du Wolli. Costume de guerre / Femme Foulah du Cantorah (Bords de la Gambie).

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A Collection of 22 Hand-Colored Illustrations on 11 Lithographic Plates from Raffenel's *Voyage dans l'Afrique occidentale comprenant l'exploration du Senegal* [Travels in West Africa, Including the Exploration of Senegal, 1843 and 1844.]. Anne RAFFENEL.
A Collection of 22 Hand-Colored Illustrations on 11 Lithographic Plates from Raffenel's *Voyage dans l'Afrique occidentale comprenant l'exploration du Senegal* [Travels in West Africa, Including the Exploration of Senegal, 1843 and 1844.]
A Collection of 22 Hand-Colored Illustrations on 11 Lithographic Plates from Raffenel's *Voyage dans l'Afrique occidentale comprenant l'exploration du Senegal* [Travels in West Africa, Including the Exploration of Senegal, 1843 and 1844.]
A Collection of 22 Hand-Colored Illustrations on 11 Lithographic Plates from Raffenel's *Voyage dans l'Afrique occidentale comprenant l'exploration du Senegal* [Travels in West Africa, Including the Exploration of Senegal, 1843 and 1844.]