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European trading forts in West Africa chart

Chart showing European trading forts


Detail from a map, Africa with all its States, Kingdoms, Regions, Islands, based on d Anvilles map. This detail shows a chart of the European trading forts on the Gold Coast, an area of West Africa. Trading forts were built and maintained by different European countries. They were used as bases for the European traders, who could house enslaved Africans there until they were loaded onto the waiting ships anchored nearby.

Date: 1794

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