Rare pair of late 18th Century hand colored costume engravings of French West Africa, one of a man from Aardra wearing a red cape and the other of a Senegalese warrior and his family. Inscriptions on each page read as follows:
Gentilhomme du Royaume d'Aardra
J. C. St. Sauveur inv. direx.
Guerrier de l'Isle St. Louis Dans Le Senegal.
St. Sauveur direx.
Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur (1757-1810) was a writer, diplomat and adventurer born in Montreal while his father was secretary to the governor of New France. L. F. Labrousse was a designer and engraver active in the second half of the 18th century.
Both engravings are printed on early laid paper. In very good used condition as shown. They come matted and framed ready to display. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frames: 12 13/16" by 10 9/16" by 3/4" (32.5 cm by 26.8 cm by 1.9 cm) approximately.
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