Europeans depicted by non-Europeans through history

Feb 2010
Canary Islands-Spain
Today, I explained in class the European discoveries and wanted to illustrated the process with some visions of Europeans by peoples from outside Europe

I noticed they are very common, though always surprising, since this is the vision of people with other point of view

For example, the Benin Plaques depicting Portuguese men in the area (most probably)

*Benin, 16th-17th century, a Portuguese soldier

The Chinese impression of the Daqin (Roman) people, from the Ming Dynasty encyclopedia Sancai Tuhui (The caption reads: The Country of Da Qin, is where western businessmen are gathering. The king wraps his head by cloth in pyramid shape. This land produces coral, gold, brocade with pattern, silk cloth (without pattern), pearls, etc. )

More on the Chinese Impression of the Roman Empire..

Daqin - Wikipedia