Slave Ship, East African Coast, 1840s

Source

L'Illustration (Paris), Vol. 14, 1849, p. 136

Description

Captioned, Batiment négrier de la cote d'Afrique, shows an Arab slave ship (a dhow) off the East African coast, probably near Zanzibar. This illustration accompanies a lengthy eyewitness account by Loarer (no first name given) on slavery on the east coast of Africa (pp. 135-138). The author reports that he witnessed such dhows of sixty tons with about 400 slaves, every cubic meter always holds five or six slaves (p. 135; our translation).

Date Created

1840-1850

Language

French

Rights

Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

Identifier

illustration136b
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