Cabo Corso (Cape Coast) Castle, Gold Coast, late 17th cent.


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Image Reference
LCP-55

Source
John Barbot, A Description of the coasts of North and South-Guinea . . . Now first printed from his original manuscript, In Awnsham and John Churchill (compilers), Collection of Voyages (London, 1732), vol. 5, plate 10, p. 169. (Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia; also, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Comments
View from the sea; African town on right. Barbot was "Agent-General of the Royal Company of Africa." For details, see P.E.H. Hair, Adam Jones, and Robin Law, eds., Barbot on Guinea: The Writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa 1678-1712 (London: The Hakluyt Society, 1992).