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African Collection

Background imageAfrican Collection: Map of ancient Palestine kingdoms of Judah and Israel

Map of ancient Palestine kingdoms of Judah and Israel
Map of Phoenicia and Judea in the time of King Solomon, 10th century BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Map of Cape Colony, South Africa

Map of Cape Colony, South Africa
South Africa when a British colony, 1870s. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur

Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur
Commodore Stephen Decaturs life saved in a shipboard battle off Algeria. Color lithograph

Background imageAfrican Collection: EXPL2A-00139

EXPL2A-00139
Timbuktu in Africa, as drawn by Rene-Auguste Caillie, the first European visitor, 1828. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of Caillies illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Captive Africans on a slave-ship off Key West

Captive Africans on a slave-ship off Key West
Deck of the captured slave-ship " Wildfire" brought into Key West, 1860. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: PBLA2D-00010

PBLA2D-00010
Quill pen in the hand of the Phyllis Wheatley statue, Boston Womens Memorial. Digital photograph

Background imageAfrican Collection: Slave-ship hoisting sail, 1800s

Slave-ship hoisting sail, 1800s
African slave-ship hoisting sail upon sighting an English cruiser, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Cecil Rhodes in South Africa, 1900

Cecil Rhodes in South Africa, 1900
Cecil John Rhodes, British colonial administrator, on his verandah near Cape Town, South Africa, c. 1900. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageAfrican Collection: African quagga, an extinct equine

African quagga, an extinct equine
Quagga in the London Zoo, now extinct, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: White men bringing cleanliness to native cultures, 1890s

White men bringing cleanliness to native cultures, 1890s
" White mans burden" is to teach cleanliness, described in a Pears Soap ad, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Slave-ship diagram showing Africans packed on deck

Slave-ship diagram showing Africans packed on deck
Deck plan of a slave ship, showing how captured Africans were arranged as cargo, 1700s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: GAFR2A-00049

GAFR2A-00049
Young Zulu chief in South Africa, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: GAFR2A-00051

GAFR2A-00051
Zulu mother and child by their hut, Natal, South Africa. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: GAFR2A-00050

GAFR2A-00050
Zulu fishermen at work, Natal, South Africa. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Dr Livingstones African servants, 1800s

Dr Livingstones African servants, 1800s
Chuma and Susi, David Livingstones loyal African servants, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: EXPL2A-00366

EXPL2A-00366
Map of equatorial Africa as known in the 1870s. Printed color lithograph, 19th century

Background imageAfrican Collection: Vasco da Gamas route around Africa, 1400s

Vasco da Gamas route around Africa, 1400s
Africa as known after Vasco da Gamas discoveries, from map of Juan de la Cosa, 1500. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageAfrican Collection: PANC2A-00156

PANC2A-00156
Hannibal, the Carthaginian general who defeated the Roman army in 218. Hand-colored 17th-century engraving

Background imageAfrican Collection: Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II

Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II
Menelik II, emperor of Ethiopia, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageAfrican Collection: Africans brought to Jamestown as slaves, 1600s

Africans brought to Jamestown as slaves, 1600s
Introduction of African slaves into Virginia Colony at Jamestown, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: African ivory trade, 1800s

African ivory trade, 1800s
Ivory trader in an African village, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: African drums, 1800s

African drums, 1800s
Waganda drummers, Africa, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Africans jumping from a slave ship, 1700s

Africans jumping from a slave ship, 1700s
African captives leaping off a slave-ship near the coast of Africa, 1700s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Some large mammals

Some large mammals
Some wild animals of the world. Lithograph reproduction of 19th-century illustrations

Background imageAfrican Collection: Egyptian chariot

Egyptian chariot
Chariot drawn by a pair of horses in ancient Egypt. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Pharaoh and other ancient Egyptians

Pharaoh and other ancient Egyptians
Ancient Egyptian pharaoh with court officer and fan bearer: a judge: a guard: and neighboring tribesmen. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Roman defeat of the Carthaginians at Mylae, 260 BC

Roman defeat of the Carthaginians at Mylae, 260 BC
Roman naval victory over the Carthaginians at Mylae during the First Punic War, 260 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Destruction of Carthage by the Romans

Destruction of Carthage by the Romans
Carthage destroyed by the Roman army in the Third Punic War, 146 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Elephants and chariots in a battle, Roman Empire

Elephants and chariots in a battle, Roman Empire
Military battle using armored elephants and chariots in the time of the Roman Empire. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Hebrew traders in a Phoenician seaport

Hebrew traders in a Phoenician seaport
King Solomons ships unloading goods to trade with Phoenicians. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Before and after views of Kumasi, Ghana, as a British protectorate, 1890s

Before and after views of Kumasi, Ghana, as a British protectorate, 1890s
British view of how the Ashanti will live after English occupation, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: GEUR2A-00059

GEUR2A-00059
Portuguese capture of Ceuta, a Moorish stronghold in Morocco, 1415. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Congo River wildlife

Congo River wildlife
Elephants and hippopotamus along the Congo River. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: South Africa President Paul Kruger

South Africa President Paul Kruger
Paul Kruger, President of the South African Republic, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Cecil Rhodes and other British South Africa Company officials, 1896

Cecil Rhodes and other British South Africa Company officials, 1896
Doctor Jameson, Cecil Rhodes, and J.T. Newton (left-right), administrators of the British South Africa Company, 1896. Hand-colored haltone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageAfrican Collection: Dr. David Livingstone

Dr. David Livingstone
Portrait of missionary and explorer David Livingstone. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century portrait

Background imageAfrican Collection: Africans taken by canoe to be sold as slaves

Africans taken by canoe to be sold as slaves
African native slavers canoe carrying captives to the coast. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Kemble illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Slave caravan in Africa

Slave caravan in Africa
Captured Africans to be sold as slaves. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: African slave shed in the Congo basin

African slave shed in the Congo basin
A slave shed where African captives are held until sold. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Kemble illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: African slave caravan on the march

African slave caravan on the march
African slavers killing a captive too weak to march. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: African slaves in Uganda, 1800s

African slaves in Uganda, 1800s
Native slaves carrying fuel and cutting rice in East Africa, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut from Spekes Journal

Background imageAfrican Collection: GAFR2A-00012

GAFR2A-00012
Tangier, Morocco, overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: GAFR2A-00014

GAFR2A-00014
British attack on Egyptian artillery at Tell el-Kebir, Egypt, 1882. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: GAFR2A-00017

GAFR2A-00017
British General Sir George Colley at Majuba Mountain, Transvaal War, 1881. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Busy Cairo street in the late 1800s

Busy Cairo street in the late 1800s
Street activity in the new quarter of Cairo, circa 1890. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: GAFR2A-00021

GAFR2A-00021
Egyptians drawing Nile water with a shadoof, a counterbalanced device used since ancient times. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Nile River papyrus thickets

Nile River papyrus thickets
Papyrus growing along the Nile, original paper of the ancient Egyptians. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAfrican Collection: Tunisians and a Greek woman, 1800s

Tunisians and a Greek woman, 1800s
Tunisians from Monastir and a woman from Thessaly, Greece. Antique hand-colored print



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