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Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595).

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Repro ID: BHC2755
Title: Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595).
Description: Hawkins made four voyages to Sierra Leone River between 1564 and 1569, taking a total of 1200 Africans across the Atlantic to sell to the Spanish on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. On his first voyage he described capturing 300 Africans 'by the sword and partly by other means'. He sold them for 'hides, ginger, sugars, and some quantity of pearls, but he freighted also two other hulks with hides and like commodities.'
Creator: English School
Date: 1532-1595
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London

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