TRADE TRIANGLE MAP
The Trade Triangle is a term used by historians to refer to the form of trade that occurred across the Atlantic Ocean during much of the time of the Atlantic Slave Trade. In fact, it took place from about the 16th century until the 19th century and involved a major network of trade between Europe, Africa and the Americas. As a historical event, the Trade Triangle occurred after the events of the Age of Exploration, which saw European explorers sail along the west coast of Africa and to the new lands in the Americas. As the Americas developed colonies, trade with Europe and Africa became incredibly important.