Arguin Fort, 1709


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Image Reference
D022

Source
A. W. Lawrence, Trade Castles and Forts of West Africa (Stanford Univ. Press, 1964), plate 1, following p. 192; original source unclear.

Comments
Shows details of fort construction and interior features such as entrance and gates, courtyard, cistern location, living quarters. First Portuguese trading post on Saharan island of Arguin; built in late 15th cent., taken over by Brandenbergers in 1685, later by French etc.