The image represents the H.M.S. ""Rifleman"" (right) pursuing the
slaver ""Esmeralda"" (left). An account in The Illustrated London News, the source of this
image, describes the attempt of the British ""Rifleman"" to intercept the ""Esmeralda"" off
the Brazilian coast. The slaver, however, escaped and landed slaves on the coast of Rio de
Janeiro. The image is reproduced courtesy of the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book
Library, Emory University.
Voyage ID =
4629 - Esmeralda, 1850