French Slave Ship, Vigilante, 1823

Description

A large fold out plan of the Vigilante showing cross sections of decks with enslaved captives, irons used, etc. The pamphlet containing this illustration gives background to the ship; also the features shown on the engraving are identified in a table. The male compartment (chambre) of the Vigilante contained 227 persons; 120 were in the female compartment. See image E012 for more details on this illustration. This pamphlet was published in English as Case of the Vigilante: a ship employed in the slave-trade (London,1826).

Source

Affaire de la Vigilante, batiment négrier de Nantes (Paris, 1823), following p. 8 (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

Language

French

Rights

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

Identifier

JCB_01198-1

Spatial Coverage

Atlantic

Citation

"French Slave Ship, Vigilante, 1823", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 16, 2021, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2005
A large fold out plan of the Vigilante showing cross sections of decks with enslaved captives, irons used, etc. The pamphlet containing this illustration gives background to the ship; also the features shown on the engraving are identified in a table. The male compartment (chambre) of the Vigilante contained 227 persons; 120 were in the female compartment. See image E012 for more details on this illustration. This pamphlet was published in English as Case of the Vigilante: a ship employed in the slave-trade (London,1826).
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