Smith, William (18th century). English. Medium: engraving. Date: 1727. William Smith was a surveyor to the Royal African Company and in 1726 was sent to Guinea inorder to make surveys and drafts of the English forts and settlements there; On his return he published 'Thirty different drafts of Guinea', the results of his labours; Cape Coast Castle, in modern day Ghana, was conquered by the English in 1664; Initially used for trading in timber and gold the castle was later used for trans-Atlantic slave trading; Provenance: Private Collection.