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The prohibition of coolie traffic by the Portuguese government : American clippers used to convey coolies lying idle in Macao roads.


Shows four large clipper sailing ships and several smaller Chinese boats in the shipping lanes of Macau. Prior to 1874 Macau had been a center for shipping coolies out of China to work primarily in Latin America. Joint pressure by Britain, France, the United States, Prussia, and China induced Portugal to prohibit the coolie trade in Macau on March 27, 1874.

Author / Creator Unknown
Format 1 print : wood engraving, hand col. ; image 13 x 23 cm.
Publisher Graphic
Year [1874]
Language English
HKBU Library collection Derwent Collection
Work type Print
Geographic location Macau
Keyword(s) Boats and boating Clippers Macau
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