James Island and Fort, Gambia, 1727

Description

The South-west Prospect of James Island on the River of Gambia. Drawn 1727; the caption gives details on this fort, trade, and local African populations. Some of the latter are Moslems and Christians, but most pagan . . . on either side of the river, their language is so different as not to understand each other, their chief commodities are ivory, wax, & the best of African gold. The fort belonged to the Royal African Company which had hired Smith in 1726 to make a survey of its forts in West Africa.

Source

William Smith, Thirty Different Drafts of Guinea (London, 1727), plate 4.

Creator

Smith, William

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

mariners15

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Western Savanna--James Island

Citation

"James Island and Fort, Gambia, 1727", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 13, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/569
The South-west Prospect of James Island on the River of Gambia. Drawn 1727; the caption gives details on this fort, trade, and local African populations. Some of the latter are Moslems and Christians, but most pagan . . . on either side of the river, their language is so different as not to understand each other, their chief commodities are ivory, wax, & the best of African gold. The fort belonged to the Royal African Company which had hired Smith in 1726 to make a survey of its forts in West Africa.
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