Mar 27, 2014 - Sale 2342

Sale 2342 - Lot 5

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
THE ICONIC DIAGRAM (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) CAREY, MATHEW. "Plan of an African Ship's Lower Deck with Negroes in the Proportion of not quite one to ton . ." Folded engraved plate of a slave's ship's hold, 5-1/2 x 16-1/2 inches (appearing in) The American Museum. Two plates, including the latter. 628 pages. Thick 8vo, original calf-backed marbled paper-covered boards; spine with raised bands and contrasting red and black labels; edges moderately rubbed; a superior copy. Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1789

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the first American appearance of this iconic slave ship diagram. A larger scale version of this diagram would serve as the William Wilberforce and company's presentation before Parliament in 1791, published the same year as the compilation "An Abstract of the Evidence." The diagram is accompanied by an article titled "Remarks on the Slave Trade" by [Sir] W[illiam] Elford of the Plymouth Anti-Slavery Committee. This engraving was issued separately as a broadside by Carey (see Shipton and Mooney, 21807). The ownership stamp of W.C. Fowler appears on the title-page.