African Slave Trafic
This engraving shows European and African slave traders at an unknown location, likely in Africa. According to the accompanying text, "European on left examining an African; on right, African traders looking at European trade goods, and European in background with whip herding purchased Africans toward slave ship. . . Illustrates the process of slaving after Africans were captured; after examining the captives, they were chained and stowed" (see pp. 113, 127). The image was apparently not based on an eye-witness, but was fabricated by the artist. This illustration was probably derived from an earlier, unidentified, source; or it is a composite of other images. see, for example, image canot-2 on this website.
William O. Blake, The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade (Columbus, Ohio, 1857), p. 112; also found in later editions
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"African Slave Trafic", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed September 30, 2023, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2439