Cabo Corso Castle on the Gold Coast of Africa

Description

This image of Cape Coast castle in the Voltaic region 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 1682 drawing by Henry Greenhill (1646-1708). Greenhill was appointed Governor of the Gold Coast by the Royal African Company. For more details see A. W. Lawrence, Trade Castles and Forts of West Africa (Stanford Univ. Press, 1964), plate 37 and passim. See also image D008.

Source

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

Date Created

1682

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

D007

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Voltaic--Cape Coast

Citation

"Cabo Corso Castle on the Gold Coast of Africa", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 17, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/607
This image of Cape Coast castle in the Voltaic region 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 1682 drawing by Henry Greenhill (1646-1708). Greenhill was appointed Governor of the Gold Coast by the Royal African Company. For more details see A. W. Lawrence, Trade Castles and Forts of West Africa (Stanford Univ. Press, 1964), plate 37 and passim. See also image D008.
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