Slave Ship

This diagram from around 1788 depicts the stowage capacities of the British slave ship Brookes. By packing slaves like sardines in a can, the ship owner was able to legally transport 454 individuals this way. By pushing people up inside the legs of other slaves, captains could illegally increase their capacity by 35%.

Date:
1788 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Fine Print Illustration
Item#:
1780.0002
Height:
2635px
Width:
2226px
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