Canoes Battling the Surf, West Africa (Senegambia?), late 19th century


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This record was last updated on 24 Jan 2012

Image Reference
sievers

Source
Wilhelm Sievers, Afrika; eine allgemeine landeskunde (Leipzig, 1891), p. 116

Comments
Caption, "Brandung (Talema [or Galema]) an der Guineat├╝fte" (Surf [Talema] on the Guinea Coast). Although this illustration does not depict slaving activities, it shows the type of surf that canoes confronted as they transported their human cargo to the waiting slave ships. The caption also states this image was taken from the Graphic, presumably the " Illustrated Weekly Newspaper" published in London. But no specific reference is given (e.g., volume no., year), and we have been unable to locate the original image.