Elmina Castle, Gold Coast, 1704

Source

Willem Bosman, Nauwkeurige Beschryving van de Guinese Goud-, Tand- en Slave-Kust . . . (Utrecht, 1704), fig. 1, facing p. 44. (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

Description

Caption, The Castle of St. George d'Elmina, one side of it (aan d'eene). View from the sea. Elmina was built by the Portuguese in the 1480s; in 1637 it was taken by Dutch who held it until 1872. Bosman was an official of the Dutch West India Company and chief factor at Elmina. See Christopher DeCorse, An Archaeology of Elmina: Africans and Europeans on the Gold Coast, 1400-1900 (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2001).

Date Created

1704

Language

Dutch

Rights

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Identifier

D020
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