Cape Coast Castle, Gold Coast, 1835


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This record was last updated on 13 Nov 2013

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Source
James Edward Alexander, Narrative of a voyage of observation among the colonies of Western Africa . . . in 1835 (London, 1837), vol. 1, facing p. 146.

Comments
"Cape Coast Castle," the author writes, "presented a handsome appearance . . . with its high white walls founded on a ledge of granite extending into the sea; and against which the bright green and white surf curled and dashed incessantly with [a] heavy roar. Behind the castle was the native town, the houses of one and two stories, and generally of a dark red colour" (p. 146).