Cape-Coast Castle, Gold Coast, 1727

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Image Reference

William Smith, Thirty Different Drafts of Guinea (London, 1727), plate 18.

Titled, "The North-West Prospect of Cape-Coast Castle." The caption notes that "Cape Coast is ye largest, strongest, & most beautifull castle belonging to the Royal Afr[ican] Com[pany]." Details are given on the fort and its location, noting that "under shelter of ye guns, is built a large populous Negro town. The people are of a warlike sort" with comments about the diet and religion of the local population. Smith made his survey for the Royal African Company. See other images "mariners" on this website.