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Picking Cotton

Picking Cotton. Ballou's Pictorial (Boston, Jan. 23, 1858),

Picking Cotton. Ballou’s Pictorial (Boston, Jan. 23, 1858)




This detail is of a cartouche from a map of northeastern North America first published around 1650. This version, Recens edita totius Novi Belgii, in America Septentrionali siti, delineatio cura et sumtibus Mattaei Seutteri (Recently issued [map] of New Belgium in North America, excecuted by the care and at the expense of Matthäus Seutter), from Augsburg, circa 1730, shows an inset of New Amsterdam with slaves bearing tribute via mythological gods to the British king. The Native American at the far left carries skins.