"Robinson Crusoe Astonished at the Print of the Foot"

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"Robinson Crusoe Astonished at the Print of the Foot"

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Title:  

"Robinson Crusoe Astonished at the Print of the Foot"
Date:
1783

Collection:

Content Description: 

Etching titled "Robinson Crusoe Astonished at the Print of the Foot" by an unknown English artist, illustrating "Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe. Etching depicts Crusoe, dressed in skins, surprised to find a human footprint in front of him, with his boat hidden among trees in the background. Underneath the image is printed "Printed for and sold by Carington Bowles," "Published as the Act directs 18 Jan. 1783," and " No. 69 in St. Paul's Churchyard, London." The caption reads "Going towards my Boat I was exceedlingly supriz'd with the Print of a Man's naked Foot on the Shore, which was very plain to be seen on the Sand."

Physical Description: 

Etching

Location:
2715 Q St. NW,District Of Columbia,Washington,20007
Identifier:
64.9.1

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