Gold Coast, 1729

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Thomas Astley (ed.), A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels (London, 1745-47), vol. 2, plate 60, between pp. 564 and 565 ( Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Titled, " A Map of the Gold Coast from Isini to Alampi, by M. D'Anville. April 1729, shows location of coastal forts and towns, as well as political and "ethnic groups" and their approximate territorial distributions in addition to occasional comments on the political status of various groups, e.g., "Fantin country, rich and powerful", "Aqua subject to Fantin", "Country of Akanni, formerly very powerful and rich in gold", and so forth. At the top of the map is a notation "beyond this the country is unknown to Europeans."