Bense [Bunce] Island and Fort, Sierra Leone, ca. 1727

Description

Shows physical details of this important British slave trading station. Note, the Slave House in the upper left hand corner; the old and new African towns outside of the fort are also shown. Smith made this survey for the Royal African Company. See also image mariners17. An account of British slave trading activities and the importance of the island in the mid-18th century is given in, Sean M. Kelley, The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare (The University of North Carolina Press, 2016), passim.

Source

William Smith, Thirty different drafts of Guinea (London, 1727), plate 8.

Creator

Smith, William

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

mariners18

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Rivers--Bunce Island

Citation

"Bense [Bunce] Island and Fort, Sierra Leone, ca. 1727", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 15, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/566
Shows physical details of this important British slave trading station. Note, the Slave House in the upper left hand corner; the old and new African towns outside of the fort are also shown. Smith made this survey for the Royal African Company. See also image mariners17. An account of British slave trading activities and the importance of the island in the mid-18th century is given in, Sean M. Kelley, The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare (The University of North Carolina Press, 2016), passim.
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