Second voyage dans l'interieur de l'Afrique, par le cap de Bonne-esperance, dans les annees 1783, 84 et 85. Tome Premier

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

Le Vaillant, François, 1753-1824 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1795
Place: Paris
Publisher: Chez H.J. Jansen et compe, imprimeurs-libraires, place du Muséum, L'an 3 de la République, une et indivisible
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare 916.8-L
South Africa -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800
Content: Vol. 1.: [2], xliv, 304, [2] p., V leaves of plates (3 folded); v. 2: [4], 403, [1] p., [8] leaves of plates (1 folded); v. 3: [4], 525, [3] p., XI-XVIII leaves of plates (see note.) The plates in vol. 2 are not numbered, and plate XI in vol. 3 is repeated; the total number of plates is 22: Plates I-V (5 total) in vol. 1, [8] unnumbered plates in vol. 2, Plates XI, XI-XVIII (9 total) in vol. 3.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 v. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11721738
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 668d4130-c628-012f-959a-58d385a7bc34
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