Cape-Coast Castle, Gold Coast, 1727

Description

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.

Source

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

Creator

Smith, William

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

mariners22

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Voltaic--Cape Coast

Citation

"Cape-Coast Castle, Gold Coast, 1727", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed January 18, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/562
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.
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