Elmina Castle, Gold Coast, 1704

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Willem Bosman, Nauwkeurige Beschryving van de Guinese Goud-, Tand- en Slave-Kust . . . (Utrecht, 1704), fig. 2, facing p. 44. (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

Caption, [The Castle of St. George d'Elmina] "from the other side" ("en aan d'andre zyde"). View from the sea; African village shown to left and right of illustration. Bosman was an official of the Dutch West India Company and chief factor at Elmina. See also Christopher DeCorse, An Archaeology of Elmina: Africans and Europeans on the Gold Coast, 1400-1900 (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2001).