Bense [Bunce] Island and Fort, Sierra Leone, ca. 1727
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.
William Smith, Thirty different drafts of Guinea (London, 1727), plate 8.
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