Slave Ship, East African Coast, 1840s
Captioned, Batiment négrier de la cote d'Afrique, shows an Arab slave ship (a dhow) off the East African coast, probably near Zanzibar. This illustration accompanies a lengthy eyewitness account by Loarer (no first name given) on slavery on the east coast of Africa (pp. 135-138). The author reports that he witnessed such dhows of sixty tons with about 400 slaves, every cubic meter always holds five or six slaves (p. 135; our translation).
L'Illustration (Paris), Vol. 14, 1849, p. 136
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