(ALLEGORICAL) AFRICA - AMERICA. (WITH PORTRAITS OF G. WASHINGTON AND B. FRANKLIN)

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(Allegorical) Africa - America. (With portraits of G. Washington and B. Franklin)

Mezzotint and line engraving, 1807.
Sheet size 9 7/8 x 13 15/16" (15 x 35.4 cm)
Fair condition only. Several small tears and holes within the image. Publisher’s line almost totally erased. Backed on thin one-ply paper.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 97748
Price: $650.00
Publisher : Published Aug.t 20, 1807, by W. B. Walker.
The representation of Africa is shown wearing a plumed head-dress, animal pelt and holding a spear and a paper inscribed 'Slave Trade abolish'd 1806', with a round thatched cottage. America is shown wearing a plumed head-dress and cloak, holding a standard with the stars and stripes, gesturing at a pedestal with portraits of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. In between the two figures is as Landscape with a river, waterfall and crocodile. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Genre , Outdoors