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Thomas Astley, ed., A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels, vol. III (London: Printed for T. Astley, 1746)


This early view of the kingdom of Whydah, in present-day Benin, shows the French and English forts as well as the tents on the beach from which the European dealers conducted their respective trades in captives.

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Image ID: 1108098
Title: A map of the Kingdom of Whidah.
Source: A new general collection of voyages and travels; consisting of the most esteemed relations, which have been hitherto published in any language; comprehending everything remarkable in its kind, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America.
Name: Astley, Thomas () - Author
Name: Green, John (fl. 1730-1753 ) - Compiler
Location: Manuscripts and Archives Division, Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Subjects: Africa -- Maps
Benin (Kingdom)
Bird's-eye view prints
Forts & fortifications

Keywords: Benin
Transatlantic Slave Trade, Slave Ports
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