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Corry, Joseph
Observations upon the Windward coast of Africa : the religion, character, customs &c., of the natives : with a system upon which they may be civilized, and a knowledge attained of the interior of this extraordinary quarter of the globe : and upon the natural and commercial resources of the country : made in the years 1805 and 1806 / by Joseph Corry ; with an appendix, containing a letter to Lord Howick, on the most simple and effectual means of abolishing the slave trade.
London : Printed for G. and W. Nicol ... and James Asperne ... By W. Bulmer and Co. Cleveland Row, St. James's, 1807.
Physical Description:
xiv, [2],163 p., [9] leaves of plates ([7] folding) : ill., map, 28 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DT477 .C67 1807+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Aquatints by Joseph Constantine Stadler; after R. Cocking, from sketches by Joseph Corry.
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 278
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Bound in half roan with marbled boards. Bookplate: Sir Thomas Baring.
MUDD Efd +805C: 1 plate wanting.
Subject Terms:
Africa, West -- Description and travel.
Africa, West -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Asperne, James -- Publisher.
Baring, Thomas, Sir -- Bookplate.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1807.
G. and W. Nicol -- Publisher.
Slave trade -- Africa.
W. Bulmer and Co. -- Printer.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1807.
Stadler, Joseph Constantine, engraver.
Cocking, R., ill.

  • Contents of the plates: A Mandingo Chief, and his Head Man, with other natives in their costume
  • Sketch [i.e. map] of the windward coast of Africa
  • Palma bearing S. by W. distant about 8 leagues from A.
  • The Colony of Sierre Leone
  • Island of Goree
  • Porto Praya, Island of St. Jago
  • Fogo bearing N. by W. distance about 4 leagues from B.
  • Island of St. Jago
  • Bance Island, in the River Sierra Leone.

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