ca1750 Vue Est du Cap Corse West Africa Engraving Schley Print Ghana Slave Trade
Original Antique Copperplate
Vue Est du Cap Corse , dessine en 1727. par Smith
Dimensions: 205 x 160 mm, 8 x 6.5 inches
Year: ca 1750
Cape Coast Castle is one of a number of “slave castles”, fortifications in Ghana built by Swedish traders, originally for trade in timber and gold, later used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Other Ghanaian slave castles include the Portuguese foundation of Elmina Castle (later Dutch) and Fort Christiansborg. They were used to hold slaves before they were loaded onto ships and traded in the Americas and the Caribbean. This “gate of no return” was the last stop before crossing the great Atlantic Ocean.
Condition: Signs of folding, few minor imperfections, in good condition.
For other details and condition see the scans. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
This is an original antique engraving. We don’t sell reproductions.
Item will be shipped in cardboard tube.