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Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Title: XXIV. Delineatio Castelli et Propugnaculi Lusitanorum, La Mina, &c. (Elmina Castle)
Published in: Frankfurt, 1609
   
Size: 5.3 x 7.2 inches.
13.5 x 18.2 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Text sheet with copper plate engraving with letter press in Latin. In very good condition, dark impression.
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View of Elmina Castle, which was erected by the Portuguese in 1482 as São Jorge da Mina (St. George of the Mine) Castle, also known simply as Mina or Feitoria da Mina) in present-day Elmina, Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast).
It was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, so is the oldest European building in existence below the Sahara.
First established as a trade settlement, the castle later became one of the most important stops on the route of the Atlantic slave trade. The Dutch seized the fort from the Portuguese in 1637, and took over all the Portuguese Gold Coast in 1642. The slave trade continued under the Dutch until 1814, in 1872, the Dutch Gold Coast, including the fort, became a possession of the British Empire.

Theodore de Bry, a German engraver and book dealer, began a compilation of early voyages in 1590 and had published six parts at the time of his death in 1598. His widow, two sons, and another family member continued the work, which comprised a total of fifty-four parts when it was completed in 1630. The publication is in two series, denoted the Grands Voyages and the Petit Voyages. A German edition of the Petit Voyages was published in 1599 in Frankfurt am Main. A second German edition came out in 1616. Latin editions were published in 1609 and 1629.

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