Elmina, Gold Coast, West Africa, c1890. Artist: Unknown

Elmina, Gold Coast, West Africa, c1890. Artist: Unknown

1-217-019 - The Print Collector/Heritage Images

Elmina, Gold Coast, West Africa, c1890. Elmina was the first important European port on the Gold Coast. It was founded by Portuguese in 1482 and became a major centre for the gold trade. In 1957, the Gold Coast became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to become independent, and was renamed Ghana. An engraving from Robert Brown's The Countries of the World, published by Cassell, (London & Paris, c1890).

Image Details

People Information

  1. Unknown, attributed to: :
People Related
  1. Robert Brown: British: Artist, painter, illustrator

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Landscape

Geographic Hierarchy

World Africa Ghana Gold Coast

  1. 05 20 00 N , 000 45 00 W

World Africa Ghana Central Elmina

  1. 05 05 20 N , 001 20 52 W

Category Hierarchy

Locations & Buildings Castles

Artistic Representations Landscapes

History & Politics Other

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 4914x3553
File Size : 51,151kb


  1. 0580002922
  1. 1-217-019
  1. 1217019
  1. 2922

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