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Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Title: Argumentum VI. De modis quibus de loco in locum, feruorum aut conductitiorum humeris transferri Folent. (How the Congolese are transported)
Published in: Frankfurt, 1598
   
Size: 5.5 x 7.1 inches.
14.0 x 18.0 cm.
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Uncoloured.
Condition: Text sheet with copper plate engraving with letter press in Latin. In very good condition, dark impression.
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How the Congolese are transported. None of the horses (probably zebras) are tame enough to ride and the people seem incapable of training the oxen to pull wagons for the transporting of goods. Instead, they use humans. When a nobleman wishes to make a journey, for example, he sits or lies on a stretcher and his servants or bonds-men carry him. If he is in a hurry and wants to reach his destination quickly, he takes a good many bearers with him, so they can change over from time to time. These bearers are so used to this kind of work that they are able to travel as fast as our own mail-coaches

Theodore de Bry, a German engraver and book dealer, began a compilation of early voyages in 1590 and had published six parts at the time of his death in 1598. His widow, two sons, and another family member continued the work, which comprised a total of fifty-four parts when it was completed in 1630. The publication is in two series, denoted the Grands Voyages and the Petit Voyages. A German edition of the Petit Voyages was published in 1599 in Frankfurt am Main. A second German edition came out in 1616. Latin editions were published in 1609 and 1629.

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DE BRY, Th. - Argumentum VI. De modis quibus de loco in locum, feruorum aut conductitiorum humeris transferri Folent. (How the Congolese are transported)
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