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De Bry - "The way they fish by day"- Original - 1604 Guinea / Ghana - Africa

De Bry - "The way they fish by day"- Original - 1604 Guinea / Ghana - Africa

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"The way they fish by day"

-Original Copperplate Engraving from 1604

-Johan Theodore De Bry

-Image 14x10cm

-Page 29x19cm

-Good condition

-Verso blank

This original engraving comes from part 6 of the Petits Voyages of De Bry, which describes the voyage to Guinea and West Africa of Pieter de Marees

This is Plate 9 from the work which shows a the way they fish by day. The text reads:

"This illustrates the different methods of fishing by the natives. A: they row out at dawn, two men to a canoe, eager to be the first to catch the fish. B: these fisherman use a kind of net that is submurged for the night and is hauled up the next day. The fish they usually catch are similar to our pike. C: using long  lines attached to their heads, they catch a fish called "Quorgofado". When they row fast the fish are snagged on these lines. D" this shows a type of herring-like fish they call "Sardino" being caught on a line baited with rotten meat on a row of hooks. The boat floats quietly on the water while they fish, rather like our anglers do in europe.
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