Stages of the voyage

West Africa

Two months after The Unity’s departure from Zeeland the ship arrived at its first destination: the west coast of Africa. The trading area of The Unity comprises (parts of) of current-day Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana. Here, the captain and his first mate were to trade their cargo goods as profitably as possible against enslaved Africans.

015 Duration of the voyage per stage


016 Triangular trade

West Indian sea chart
Etching and engraving, first state (including instructions for Abraham Anias), around 1728, 58.5×98.5 cm. Publisher: Johannes II van Keulen (1704-1755) in Amsterdam. Zeeland Archives, Collection Image and Sound, 636