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Creator:
Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797.
Title(s):

Narrative, of a five years' expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the wild coast of South America, from the year 1772, to 1777 : elucidating the history of that country ... with an account of the Indians of Guiana, & Negroes of Guinea / by Captn. J. G. Stedman ...

Published/Created:
London : Printed for J. Johnson ... & J. Edwards, 1796.
Physical Description:
2 v. : ill., maps, plans ; 27 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
F2410 S81 1796+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
F2410 S81 1796+ Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Illustrations by William Blake, Thomas Conder, Francesco Bartolozzi, Thomas Holloway, Inigo Barlow, Perry, Benedetti and A. Smith.
Thirteen plates are engraved by William Blake and were done while he was apprenticed to Basire. Three more plates are definitely attributed to him and he may have been responsible for others. See Abbey and Essick.
Bentley, G E. Blake bibliography, 408A
Essick. William Blake's commercial book illustrations, xxxiii
Kress Library of Business and Economics. Catalogue, with data upon cognate items in other Harvard libraries, 16679
Johnson, J.M. "Markup Bodies: Black [Life] Studies and Slavery [Death] Studies at the Digital Crossroads." In Social Text 137, v. 36, no. 4, December 2018, pages 57-79
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 719
BAC: British Art Center has two copies. Copy 1 is the Abbey copy, a large paper copy with hand-colored engravings. Copy 2 is uncolored; the title page of each volume signed in manuscript "John Shan, 1798" (John Shan, vicar of Arreton on the Isle of Wight, died unmarried in 1799).
Subject Terms:
Guinea -- Description and travel.
Indians of South America -- Guiana.
Shan, John -- Autograph.
Slavery -- Suriname -- History -- 18th century.
Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797 -- Travel -- Suriname.
Suriname -- Description and travel.
Suriname -- History -- To 1814.
Voyages and travels.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1796.
Contributors:
Blake, William, 1757-1827, engraver.
Conder, Thomas, 1746 or 1747-1831, engraver.
Conder, Thomas, fl. 1775-1801, engraver.
Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815, engraver.
Holloway, Thomas, 1748-1827, engraver.
Barlow, Inigo, engraver.
Perry, engraver.
Benedetti, engraver.
Smith, A., engraver.
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