2022-01 Raynors HCA Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/28/2022
Fold-out engraving, 16" x 18", 1808, retains folds, still astonishing. There are seven different views for this slaver. Most informative is the bird's eye view of the two main decks, also shown are the end views, and the side views. Remarkable! A schematic drawing of the slave ship Brooks (also known as the Brookes) portrays the inhumane living conditions that enslaved Africans endured during the Middle Passage. The publisher notes that the "famous print of the plan and section of a slave ship … was designed to give the spectator an idea of the sufferings of the Africans in the Middle Passage." The human cargo are shown lying down with no space between one another, the men segregated from the women. The drawing depicts 482 enslaved men, women, and children, the number permitted by law for a ship of that size; in reality, the Brooks sometimes carried as many as 740 slaves.
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Slave Ship Diagram Showing The Placement Of 482 Slaves

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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,690.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Auction closed on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
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