Fanti Houses, Cape Coast Castle, Gold Coast, 1841


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Image Reference
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Source
William Allen, A Narrative of the Expedition sent by Her Majesty's Government to the River Niger, in 1841 (London, 1848), vol. 1, p. 135. (Copy in Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Comments
Caption, "King Aggri's House; at Cape Coast Castle." "With the exception of a few English houses, the town consists of straggling lines of mud-huts, to which little clusters of palm trees ... add a look of coolness, even under the burning sun of that coast" (Allen, p. 135).