London: Joseph Johnson, 1793.
Etching and engraving. 10.25" x 7.75". Minor toning and light foxing at edges, otherwise in very good condition. A plate from John Gabriel Stedman's "Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition against the Revolted Slaves of Surinam" (London: Joseph Johnson, 1796). This book, with its graphic depiction of slavery and colonization in the New World, became an important reference for early abolitionists.
Image shows the soldier in full uniform with rifle, pistol, and saber. Two similar soldiers, a fort, and three-masted ship can be seen in the background.
William Blake (1757-1827) was a British poet, painter, and printmaker.
Illustrator: William Blake
Condition: Very Good(+)