French Slave Ship, Vigilante, 1823

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Affaire de la Vigilante, batiment négrier de Nantes (Paris, 1823), following p. 8 (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

A large fold out plan of the Vigilante showing cross sections of decks with enslaved captives, irons used, etc. The pamphlet containing this illustration gives background to the ship; also the features shown on the engraving are identified in a table. The male compartment ("chambre") of the Vigilante contained 227 persons; 120 were in the female compartment. See image E012 for more details on this illustration. This pamphlet was published in English as Case of the Vigilante: a ship employed in the slave-trade (London,1826).