Cape Coast Castle, Gold Coast, 1835

Description

Cape Coast Castle, the author writes, presented a handsome appearance . . . with its high white walls founded on a ledge of granite extending into the sea; and against which the bright green and white surf curled and dashed incessantly with [a] heavy roar. Behind the castle was the native town, the houses of one and two stories, and generally of a dark red colour (p. 146).

Source

James Edward Alexander, Narrative of a voyage of observation among the colonies of Western Africa . . . in 1835 (London, 1837), vol. 1, facing p. 146.

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

mariners28

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Voltaic--Cape Coast

Citation

"Cape Coast Castle, Gold Coast, 1835", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 16, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/558
Cape Coast Castle, the author writes, presented a handsome appearance . . . with its high white walls founded on a ledge of granite extending into the sea; and against which the bright green and white surf curled and dashed incessantly with [a] heavy roar. Behind the castle was the native town, the houses of one and two stories, and generally of a dark red colour (p. 146).
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