Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: 67. Vampire. 68. Une scène d'épouvante.

Accession number: 
01-124
Record number: 
01-124-33
JCB call number: 
E839 B473v /3-SIZE
Image title: 
67. Vampire. 68. Une scène d'épouvante.
Creator 1: 
Pierre Jacques Benoit
Creator 1 dates: 
1782-1854
Creator 1 role: 
del.
Creator 2: 
Paulus Lauters
Creator 2 dates: 
1806-1872
Creator 2 role: 
lith.
Place image published: 
[Brussels]
Image publisher: 
Société des Beaux-Arts
Image date: 
[1839]
Image function: 
plate XXXII
Technique: 
lithograph, colored
Image dimension height: 
29.9 cm.
Image dimension width: 
20.4 cm.
Page dimension height: 
46.5 cm.
Page dimension width: 
33.3 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink, colors
Materials support: 
paper
Description: 
[top] Vampire bat. [bottom] Scene of terror with enslaved Black people fleeing a ghost.
Source creator: 
Benoit, P. J. (Pierre Jacques), 1782-1854
Source Title: 
Voyage a Surinam : Description des possessions Néerlandaises dans la Guyane
Source place of publication: 
Bruxelles [Brussels]
Source publisher: 
Société des Beaux-Arts; Gérants: de Wasme et Laurent Place du Grand Sablon, No. 11
Source date: 
1839
notes: 
Text describes how a sailor, falling ill with a sickness, fell down, and was presumed to be dead. In the middle of the night, the sailor was attacked by a vampire bat which aroused him and he stumbled out alarming his compatriots. Image title taken from List of Illustrations preceding plates.
Time Period: 
1801-1850
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired in 2001.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Commentary: 
geographic area: 
Guianas
Subject Area: 
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Subject Area: 
Flora and fauna
Subject headings: 
Suriname--Description and travel
Subject headings: 
Natural history--Suriname