Cape Coast Castle, Gold Coast, ca. 1682

Source

Kwesi J. Anquandah, Castles & Forts of Ghana (Ghana Museums & Monuments Board, 1999), p. 13

Description

Shows central courtyard and surrounding walls/ramparts, guns pointing to sea, and European soldiers drilling in courtyard; African town to right. This image is taken from some secondary source and ultimately derives from a drawing by Henry Greenhill in 1682; for details see A. W. Lawrence, Trade Castles and Forts of West Africa (Stanford Univ. Press, 1964), plate 37 and passim. See also image D008.

Date Created

1682

Language

English

Rights

Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

Identifier

D007
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