Enchained Captured Africans, Sierra Leone, 1805

Description

Captioned, Slaves: Shewing the method of chaining them, this illustration portrays two (young) men wearing loin cloths. They are linked to each other by a chain, each end of which is padlocked around the neck of each person; similarly, padlocked ankle manacles are on the right leg of one and the left leg of the other. The author, a surgeon aboard the Favourite, made the various sketches from which the accompanying engravings have been produced . . . the drawings and portraits were made on the spot (pp. iii-iv).

Source

Francis B. Spilsbury, Account of a voyage to the Western coast of Africa; performed by His Majesty's sloop Favourite, in the year 1805 (London, 1807), facing p. 25 (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

Spil04

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Rivers

Citation

"Enchained Captured Africans, Sierra Leone, 1805", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 14, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/390
Captioned, Slaves: Shewing the method of chaining them, this illustration portrays two (young) men wearing loin cloths. They are linked to each other by a chain, each end of which is padlocked around the neck of each person; similarly, padlocked ankle manacles are on the right leg of one and the left leg of the other. The author, a surgeon aboard the Favourite, made the various sketches from which the accompanying engravings have been produced . . . the drawings and portraits were made on the spot (pp. iii-iv).
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