Fort Nassau at Mowri

Description

This engraving depicts Fort Nassau and a town, called Moree, in the Voltaic region. It was the first fort that the Dutch established in 1598. Thomas Astley (d. 1759) was a British bookseller and publisher who never went to Africa. His imagined localities and illustrations of Africa were informed by a library of travel books at his disposal.

Source

"Plate LXIII" in Thomas Astley (ed.), A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels, vol. 2 (London: Thomas Asltey, 1745-1747), between p. 578 and 579.

Creator

Astley, Thomas

Date Created

1745-1747

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

Astley014

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Voltaic--Moree

Citation

"Fort Nassau at Mowri", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 21, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2088
This engraving depicts Fort Nassau and a town, called Moree, in the Voltaic region. It was the first fort that the Dutch established in 1598. Thomas Astley (d. 1759) was a British bookseller and publisher who never went to Africa. His imagined localities and illustrations of Africa were informed by a library of travel books at his disposal.
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