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Number: 3741
Continent: Africa
Region: West
Place Names: Dickscove, Dixcove, Dixkove, Ghana
Year of Origin: 1769 (estimated)
Title: Vue Sud Du Fort De Dickscove tiree de Smith; [lower right margin] T.IV. No. XI.
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Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
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Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
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Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Smith
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Publisher: Abbe Antoine Francois Prevost d'Exiles
Other Contributors: Jacob van der Schley
Northernmost Latitude: 4.8
Southernmost Latitude: 4.79
Westernmost Longitude: -1.96
Easternmost Longitude: -1.94
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: [PENDING SWAEN/JOPPN] From 1738--1775 there were several publications containing this view of the English fortresses at Dickscove Vue du sud du fort de Dickscove;The English fortresses at Dickscove.From a French edition of Prevost d' Exile's ' Histoire. des Voyages', 1738-75. There was also an edition engraved by Schley; From: 'Historische beschrijving der reizen.' - Fort Dixcove in Ghana: 'No other European station resisted as many sieges as the English fort at Dixcove. Its architectural transformations are remarkable, and exceptionally wel documented, while a thorough restoration, undertaken in 1954, has given opportunity to examine almost every portion of the structure' ; Slave trade ;(Lawrence, Trade castles & forts of West Africa, p.292).
Last updated: Aug 26, 2020