James Island and Fort, Gambia, 1727
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.
William Smith, Thirty Different Drafts of Guinea (London, 1727), plate 4.
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Africa--Western Savanna--James Island
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