Transport of Slaves

Description

This engraving depicts Arab slavers leading a coffle during a rainstorm, while people were joined together by forked logs and chains. Hermann Wilhelm Leopold Ludwig Wissmann (1853–1905) was a German explorer and administrator in Africa, who traveled through the Congo River basin in the Central Interior. After, Wissmann served King Leopold II of Belgium and aided in the process of creating the Congo Free State.

Source

Hermann von Wissman, My Second Journey through Equatorial Africa from the Congo to the Zambesi in the years 1886 and 1887. Translated from the German (London, 1891), facing p. 244.

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

C021

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Rainforest

Citation

"Transport of Slaves", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 18, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/415
This engraving depicts Arab slavers leading a coffle during a rainstorm, while people were joined together by forked logs and chains. Hermann Wilhelm Leopold Ludwig Wissmann (1853–1905) was a German explorer and administrator in Africa, who traveled through the Congo River basin in the Central Interior. After, Wissmann served King Leopold II of Belgium and aided in the process of creating the Congo Free State.
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