Africans at home; being a popular description of Africa and the Africans condensed from the accounts of African travellers from the time of Mungo Park to the present day

Collection History

Many 19th century plate books on customs and costume came to NYPL from the founding Lenox and Astor library holdings, as well as the personal library of benefactor Samuel J. Tilden. Many of the titles chosen for digitization show dress in the context of ethnicity or nationality. Related dress materials, such as accessories and body ornamentation, are also included.

Related Resources

See also the following digital collections for additional regional works: [Africana & Black History; Asia and the Pacific Rim in Early Prints and Photographs; The Luso-Hispanic New World in Early Prints and Photographs; After Columbus: Four-hundred Years of Native American Portraiture; and Icons and Images of Cultures: Plate Books from the Russian Empire, Early Soviet Russia, and Eastern Europe, 1730-1935]

- 9/23/2004

Collection Data

Names
Macbrair, R. Maxwell (Robert Maxwell) (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1861
Place Term: London
Publisher: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare 916.6-M (Macbrair, R. Africans at home)
Topics
Africa
Genres
Books
Illustrations
Physical Description
Extent: Xx, 396 p. front., illus., plates, fold. map. 19 cm.
Form: Engravings ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC : NYPGR10700284-B
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b11716630
UUID: e70163b0-c6d0-012f-9a14-3c075448cc4b
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