Kongeliche danske hoved Castell Christiansborg ved Accra

Description

"Main royal Danish castle of Christiansborg at Accra" (caption translation). Built by the Danes in 1660, this engraving shows the north and east sides of fort, from the southwest. It also depicts the neighboring African town of Accra in the Voltaic region. 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. Also reproduced in A. W. Lawrence, Trade Castles and Forts of West Africa (Stanford Univ. Press, 1964), plate 44.

Source

Ludewig Romer, Tilforladelig Efterretning om Kysten Guinea [A reliable account of the coast of Guinea] (Copenhagen, 1760), between p. 290-291.

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

D002

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Voltaic--Accra

Citation

"Kongeliche danske hoved Castell Christiansborg ved Accra", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed September 19, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/634
"Main royal Danish castle of Christiansborg at Accra" (caption translation). Built by the Danes in 1660, this engraving shows the north and east sides of fort, from the southwest. It also depicts the neighboring African town of Accra in the Voltaic region. 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. Also reproduced in A. W. Lawrence, Trade Castles and Forts of West Africa (Stanford Univ. Press, 1964), plate 44.
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