Bense Island and Fort, Sierra Leone, ca. 1727


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This record was last updated on 13 Nov 2013

Image Reference
mariners17

Source
William Smith, Thirty different drafts of Guinea (London, 1727?), plate 7.

Comments
Caption: "The North-west Prospect of Bense Island on the River Sierra-Leone," provides some details on this "factory," its location, and the naming of Sierra Leone; "the chief trade of these parts are slaves, ivory, and camwood." Smith made this survey for the Royal African Company. See also image "mariners18".