Cape-Coast Castle, Gold Coast, ca. 1727

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Image Reference

William Smith, Thirty different drafts of Guinea (London, 1727?), plate 18.

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