ca1750 Chateau Anglois d'Anamabo Schley West Africa Fort William Engraving
Original Antique Copperplate
Chateau Anglois d’Anamabo A. Lieu de débarquement. B. Port entre les Rochers. C. Entrée du Port.
Dimensions: 235 x 165 mm, 9.25 x 6.5 inches
Year: ca 1750
Old Antique Plan of the English fort of Anamabo, also known as Fort William in Ghana, western Africa. Two earlier forts had been established at the same site, one in 1640 by the Dutch, another in 1674 (Fort Charles) by the English. Fort Charles was abandoned in the late-seventeenth century. In 1753, after thwarting a French bid to establish a fort at Anomabu the British began construction “Annamaboe fort” designed by military engineer John Apperly, who became its first governor. After Apperly’s death in 1756, Irishman Richard Brew took over the Governorship of the fort and completed its construction in 1760. The Anomabu fort became the center of British slave trading along the Gold Coast until the slave trade was outlawed in 1807.
Condition: Signs of folding, few minor imperfections, creases along the left edge.
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This is an original antique engraving. We don’t sell reproductions.
Item will be shipped in cardboard tube.