Item Details

Drawings of Western Africa Circa 1820-1850.

Revey, John
Format
Visual Materials
Language
English
Finding Aid Note
Listing available.
Summary
Contains images from the coastal areas of West Africa including Sierra Leone, Liberia, the Gold Coast, the Bight of Benin, the Cameroons and Corisco Bay.
Both the life and customs of the Africans, and incidents and places associated with the slave trade are rendered in detail, with penciled annotations. Scenes depict slave factories including Cape Coast Castle and Elmina; a palisaded village; dwellings for "Liberated Africans"; Kru people; locations and structures of various Christian missions including the house of Jacob Rambo; African customs including execution of a witch"; a burial, and mourning; occupations; dwellings; weapons, furniture, baskets, and other implements of daily life; edible plants; and maps and topographical drawings.
Collection also contains large, color photographs of the drawings.
Description
32 drawings : watercolor, crayon, ink; 58 x 76cm. and smaller.
Cite as
Drawings of Western Africa, circa 1820-1850, Accession #14357, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Notes
Drawings (which are unsigned and undated), apparently by at least two artists, have been attributed, on the basis of uncertain evidence, to John Revey, a freeborn African American, who served several mission stations under the auspices of the American Colonization Society. Revey, who died in 1842, did have drafting abilities and is credited with two maps currently in the Maryland Historical Society. Internal evidence on at least two of the drawings indicate dates later than 1849 and 1850. Three of the drawings have been printed as engravings in missionary accounts.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Associates Endowment Fund and Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2008/2009.
Technical Details

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    a| Drawings (which are unsigned and undated), apparently by at least two artists, have been attributed, on the basis of uncertain evidence, to John Revey, a freeborn African American, who served several mission stations under the auspices of the American Colonization Society. Revey, who died in 1842, did have drafting abilities and is credited with two maps currently in the Maryland Historical Society. Internal evidence on at least two of the drawings indicate dates later than 1849 and 1850. Three of the drawings have been printed as engravings in missionary accounts.
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    a| Contains images from the coastal areas of West Africa including Sierra Leone, Liberia, the Gold Coast, the Bight of Benin, the Cameroons and Corisco Bay.
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    a| Both the life and customs of the Africans, and incidents and places associated with the slave trade are rendered in detail, with penciled annotations. Scenes depict slave factories including Cape Coast Castle and Elmina; a palisaded village; dwellings for "Liberated Africans"; Kru people; locations and structures of various Christian missions including the house of Jacob Rambo; African customs including execution of a witch"; a burial, and mourning; occupations; dwellings; weapons, furniture, baskets, and other implements of daily life; edible plants; and maps and topographical drawings.
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    a| Collection also contains large, color photographs of the drawings.
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    a| Drawings of Western Africa, circa 1820-1850, Accession #14357, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
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    a| Listing available.
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    a| SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Associates Endowment Fund and Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2008/2009.
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    a| Rambo, Jacob, d| fl. 1849-1861 x| Homes and haunts v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Revey, John, d| ca. 1801-1842.
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    a| Cape Coast Castle (Cape Coast, Ghana) v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Elmina Castle (Elmina, Ghana) v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Saint George's Cathedral (Freetown, Sierra Leone) v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Baskets z| Africa, West v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Canoes and canoeing z| Africa, West v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Clouds v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Cookware z| Africa, West v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Executions and executioners z| Africa, West v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Funeral rites and ceremonies z| Africa, West v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Furniture z| Africa, West v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Kru (African people) v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Plants, Edible z| Africa, West v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Slave trade z| Africa v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Weapons z| Africa, West v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Witchcraft z| Africa, West v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Benin, Bight of v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Cameroon Mountain (Cameroon) v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Mesurado, Cape (Liberia) v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Palmas, Cape (Liberia) v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Corisco (Equatorial Guinea) v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Equatorial Guinea v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Fernando Po (Equatorial Guinea) v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Gabon v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Ghana v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Guinea v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Liberia v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Príncipe (Sao Tome and Principe) v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Sierra Leone v| Pictorial works.
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    a| São Tomé Island (Sao Tome and Principe) v| Pictorial works.
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    a| Manuscript maps. 2| aat
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    a| Watercolors. 2| aat
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    a| Revey, John, d| ca. 1801-1842.
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