Slave Ship, East African Coast, 1840s

Description

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).

Source

L'Illustration (Paris), Vol. 14, 1849, p. 136

Date Created

1840-1850

Language

French

Rights

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

Identifier

illustration136b

Spatial Coverage

Indian Ocean

Citation

"Slave Ship, East African Coast, 1840s", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 17, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2698
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).
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