Voyage du chevalier Des Marchais en Guinée, isles voisines, et à Cayenne, fait en 1725, 1726 & 1727. [Voyage of the Chevalier des Marchais to Guinea, the Neighboring Islands and to Cayenne, made in 1725, 1726, and 1727]

Jean-Baptiste Labat. 1731.

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Matteo Lopes, ambassador of the West African kingdom of Allada, met with Louis XIV in 1670.

Le Vaisseau la Concorde mit à la voile chargé de près de six cent esclaves. On y reçût avec respect l’Ambassadeur, & on l’y traita avec la distinction que demandoit son caractere et son mérite personnel. Il étoit fort âgé & il étoit aisé de s’en convaincre, puisque sa barbe & ses cheveux étoient tous blancs, ce qui n’arrive aux Negres que dans une extrême vieillesse. Il étoit cependant bien droit, vigoureux, ferme, marchoit bien, il avoit les yeux fort vifs, l’air grand, la physionomie agréable & spirituelle, il étoit fort poli, s’expliquoit en bons termes dans la langue Portugaise qu’il parloit en perfection.

[The ship, The Concord, raised sail loaded with almost six hundred slaves. There the ambassador was received respectfully, and treated with the consideration that his position and personal merit demanded. He was very old, and this was very easy to see, because his beard and his hair were totally white, which only happens to Negros in extreme old age. But he stood tall, he was energetic, solid, he walked well, he had very lively eyes, a tall appearance, an agreeable and intelligent face, he was very genteel, he expressed himself in good phrases in Portuguese, which he spoke perfectly.]

Metadata Details
Item Type Book
Title Voyage du chevalier Des Marchais en Guinée, isles voisines, et à Cayenne, fait en 1725, 1726 & 1727. [Voyage of the Chevalier des Marchais to Guinea, the Neighboring Islands and to Cayenne, made in 1725, 1726, and 1727]
Short Title Voyage to Guinea, 1731
Place of Publication Paris
Creator Jean-Baptiste Labat
Publication Date 1731
Volume 2
Number of Volumes 4
Language French
Call Number Ayer 1269 .G7 L11 1731
Library Catalog Ayer 1269 .G7 L11 1731
Location Special Collections 4th Floor