Elmina Castle, Gold Coast, late 17th cent.

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Image Reference

D. O. Dapper, Description de l'Afrique . . . Traduite du Flamand (Amsterdam,1686; 1st ed., 1668). (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

View from the sea; shows neighboring African town and European ships in harbor. For an informed discussion of Dapper as an historical source, see Adam Jones , Decompiling Dapper: A Preliminary Search for Evidence (History in Africa, vol. 17 [1990], pp. 171-290).