James Fort, Accra, Gold Coast, 1727

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This record was last updated on 30 Mar 2017

Image Reference

William Smith, Thirty Different Drafts of Guinea (London, 1727), plate 26.

Title, "A Prospect From Sea of James Fort at Accra. . . . the Leeward most and remotest that the English have on the Gold Coast . . . here the English have vast quantities of very good salt." The African town, shown on right, was commonly found adjacent to European forts/trading stations in West Africa. Smith made this survey for the Royal African Company. See also other images "mariners" on this website.