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Senegal River, c.1730
The Senegal River, located on the coast of Senegambia, present day Senegal, played an important role in the transatlantic slave trade. The image is of a map of the mouth of Senegal River, showing tributaries and several islands, some of which are named. Many African settlements are located along the rivers and on the islands. Note the location, center map, of the French island of St. Louis and adjacent to it an islet occupied by British traders. The image is reproduced courtesy of the Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology, Emory University.
Year:
1728
Source:
Jean Baptiste Labat, Nouvelle Relation de l’Afrique Occidental… (Paris, 1728), vol. 2, p. 124.
Language:
French
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