1880-1900, 1880-1890, 1890-1900, and Late 19th century, 1850-1900
This is one of three cards in the collection for this business. The caption reads "Mr & Mme Baby a Venise." The collection includes other cards featuring the "Mr & Mme Baby" characters. See bmcad010205002 (Grand Maison de Blanc, Brussels) and bmcad010504001 (Lefebure-Hoornaert's pharmacy). Card with illustration of Mr & Mme Baby purchasing some flowers.
Woodcut printed by Pierre Le Caron, artist unknown. and Camomilla (Chamaemelum nobile), commonly known as chamomile (also spelled camomile), Roman chamomile, English chamomile, garden chamomile, ground apple, low chamomile, or whig plant.
Engraving shows a black family near the Cape of Good Hope. Carrying three small children (two hang in front of her, one is strapped on her back), the mother gestures toward the father, who appears to hold a dead bird by its neck. (It could, however, be some other type of creature.) The father wears a large collar, and his skin reveals numerous cut-marks. Ships are visible on the waters in the background.; Carolus Allard excudit cum Privilegio ordinum Hollandie et Westfrisiae ; A. Meyer fecit.; Double-page plate in Pieter van der Aa's La galerie agreable du monde, oé l'on voit et un grand nombre de cartes tres-exactes et de belles tailles-douces, les principaux empires, roiaumes, republiques, provinces, villes, bourgs et forteresses . . . (Le tout mis en ordre & executé á Leide, par Pierre vander Aa [1729?]), n.p.; Caption reads: C.D. Bona Esperance.; In the absence of pagination, 57a has been written next to the plate.