Destinations of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1451-1870


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This record was last updated on 12 Feb 2013

Image Reference
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Source
Adapted from Philip D. Curtin, The Atlantic Slave Trade (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1969).

Comments
This image is a composite of 4 separate maps published in Curtin. The four maps show the numbers of slaves transported from Africa to New World areas over the period 1451-1870; thickness of arrows indicates numbers of enslaved to each major area. Although the numbers in this map would be different in light of more recent statistics, the map still gives a graphic idea of the relative intensity of the Atlantic slave trade to New World areas through time.