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Upper Guinea, c.1730
Upper Guinea was the earliest African region of slave embarkation in the transatlantic slave trade. The image is of a map of the Upper Guinea coast, comprising the coastline between present day Senegal and part of Sierra Leone. It shows the main ports situated along the coast as well as the principal rivers flowing from the interior of Upper Guinea. The map also shows some of the major African towns located in the interior of the coast. The image is reproduced courtesy of the Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology, Emory University.
Jean Baptiste Labat, Nouvelle Relation de l’Afrique Occidental… (Paris, 1728), vol. 1, front page.
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