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The Anchorage off the Town of Bonny river sixteen miles from the Entrance

PAD1929

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Object ID PAD1929
Description A watercolour with graphite painting depicting the anchorage off the town of Bonny River. The Bonny River, located in present-day Nigeria, was a major collection point for West African slavers. After 1808, in an attempt to shift the economy of the region away from slavery, a trade in palm oil was encouraged. A number of former British slave dealers quickly switched their business from human to palm oil cargoes. The King of Bonny, however, continued to supply some 30,000 slaves a year to Portuguese dealers during the 1820s and 1830s, which is roughly the period of this drawing.
Date made early 19th century

Artist/Maker G, P. M.
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials watercolour, with graphite and scratcing out
Measurements Image: 200 mm x 370 mm
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