Arguin Fort, 1709

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Image Reference

A. W. Lawrence, Trade Castles and Forts of West Africa (Stanford Univ. Press, 1964), plate 1, following p. 192; original source unclear.

Shows details of fort construction and interior features such as entrance and gates, courtyard, cistern location, living quarters. First Portuguese trading post on Saharan island of Arguin; built in late 15th cent., taken over by Brandenbergers in 1685, later by French etc.