Christiansborg Castle, Gold Coast, ca. 1750

Source

A. W. Lawrence, Trade Castles and Forts of West Africa (Stanford Univ. Press, 1964), plate 44; taken from Ludewig Romer, Tilforladelig Efterretning om Kysten Guinea [A reliable account of the coast of Guinea] (Copenhagen, 1760).

Description

Engraving shows north and east sides of fort, from the southwest; also neighboring African town. Built by the Danes in 1660. A clearer plate of this illustration, as well as a view from the northeast, is publshed in Selena Axelrod Winsnes, trans. and ed., A reliable account of the coast of Guinea (1760) by Ludewig Ferdinand Romer (Oxford University Press, 2000), plates 2 and 3.

Date Created

1750

Language

English

Rights

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Identifier

D002
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