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      Sale 2441 | Lot 7
      Price Realized: $688With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2441 Lot 7

        (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) HUGGINS, W.J. The Black Joke, the Sybille and El Almirante. Hand-colored engraving after a painting by W. J. Huggins, representing three ships engaged in the slave trade, captured by the British. 18 x 23-1/2 inches; 2-1/2 inch closed tear to the right margin and a half inch closed tear at the top margin. London: W.J. Huggins, 1830

        Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

        These three ships engaged in the African slave trade (banned by the British in 1807) were captured by the British revenue cutters in the Bight of Benin. Clearly---as one can see---the trade continued to flourish in the hands of private individuals who would take the gamble, and pay for and outfit ships to make the three-stage trip from Liverpool or London to Africa to the West Indies.

        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $688