Feb 25, 2010 - Sale 2204

Sale 2204 - Lot 87

Price Realized: $ 2,640
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) SLAVE SHIP DIAGRAM. Engraving of the hold of the slave-ship "Brooks." 18x16 inches; creases where folded. London: Helmsley, [1808]

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The hold of the notorious slave-ship Brooks, as seen in a cutaway diagram from Thomas Clarkson's History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the Slave Trade, London, 1808. This image was originally used by William Wilberforce when presenting his evidence of the inhuman cruelty of the slave-trade before Parliament in 1791.