Plan of the British Slave Ship Brookes, 1789

Description

Titled Plan and Sections of a Slave Ship, this detailed and famous drawing shows cross-sections of the ship, and how Africans were stowed in the holds. The inset drawing depicts a revolt aboard a slave ship, showing the crew shooting insurrectionists. Wadstrom includes a very lengthy and detailed description of the Brookes. This was first published in 1789, the proprieters [of the engraving] favoured him with the original plate. The Brookes carried 609 slaves (351 men, 127, women, 90 boys, and 41 girls) crammed into its decks. See also image E014 for more details.

Source

Carl B. Wadstrom, An Essay on Colonization, particularly applied to the Western coast of Africa... in Two Parts (London, 1794, 1795); fold-out included in pocket attached to cover.

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

wad-1

Spatial Coverage

Atlantic

Citation

"Plan of the British Slave Ship Brookes, 1789", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 5, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2061
Titled Plan and Sections of a Slave Ship, this detailed and famous drawing shows cross-sections of the ship, and how Africans were stowed in the holds. The inset drawing depicts a revolt aboard a slave ship, showing the crew shooting insurrectionists. Wadstrom includes a very lengthy and detailed description of the Brookes. This was first published in 1789, the proprieters [of the engraving] favoured him with the original plate. The Brookes carried 609 slaves (351 men, 127, women, 90 boys, and 41 girls) crammed into its decks. See also image E014 for more details.
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