Plate 4: Civilis tells the Dutch Elders that They are Being Treated Like Slaves by the Romans, from The War of the Romans Against the Batavians (Romanorvm et Batavorvm societas)
Antonio Tempesta (Italian, Florence 1555–1630 Rome)
A ship disembarking to left, two galley slaves stand and one sits next to a barrel to right, various other figures on the shore, a mountain to right in the background, from 'Varie figure'
Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)
Excise inquisition erecting by English slaves under the scourge of their task-masters the excise officers
A British satire on an attempt by William Pitt and George Rose to transfer to excise law certain import duties; standing in opposition is Edward Thurlow. The central image shows Britannia, wrapped in a blanket ... more
The abolition of the slave trade Or the inhumanity of dealers in human flesh exemplified in Captn. Kimber's treatment of a young Negro girl of 15 for her virjen (sic) modesty.
Print shows sailor on a slave ship suspending an African girl by her ankle from a rope over a pulley. Captain John Kimber stands on the left with a whip in his hand.