Cape Coast Castle, Gold Coast, ca. 1682


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Image Reference
D007

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

Comments
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 drawing by Henry Greenhill in 1682; for details see A. W. Lawrence, Trade Castles and Forts of West Africa (Stanford Univ. Press, 1964), plate 37 and passim. See also image D008.