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Auction 146, Lot 781

"[Lot of 5 - Saint-Domingue Natives]",

Subject: Natives, Haiti

Period: 1791 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.4 x 6.4 inches
11.2 x 16.3 cm
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This group of prints depict various native scenes in Saint-Domingue; a French colony on the island of Hispaniola from 1659 to 1809 (later becoming Haiti). The engravings show men and women in both native dress as well European costume, and are some of the earliest prints from this island. Drawn by Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur and engraved by Labrousse. Size varies slightly.

A. Danse de Negresa St. Dominque
B. Negres de St. Dominque se Battantau Baton
C. Blanchisseuses de St. Dominque
D. Negresse, et Femme Mulatre de St. Dominque
E. Negre & Negresse de St. Dominque


Condition: B+

There are some minor spots of foxing and light soiling mainly in the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 9/4/2013