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Meteorological observations 1859-1862 at Fort St. George d’Elmina, Ghana, by the Dutch C.L. Daniels, published in KNMI Year Books. Dutch Gold Coast. Room, open windows: Thermograph and Psychrometer. North side: Barometer. Rain gauge. Evaporation pan. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Meteorological observations 1859-1862 at Fort St. George dElmina, Ghana, by the Dutch C.L. Daniels, published in KNMI Year Books

  • Dutch Gold Coast

  • Room, open windows: Thermograph and PsychrometerEvaporation panRain gaugeNorth side: Barometer

  • Digitized daily clock readings of meteorlogical observations at Fort St. George dElmina, November 1861

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    *TheDutch Gold CoastorDutch Guinea, officiallyDutch possessions on the Coast of Guinea(Dutch:Nederlandse Bezittingen ter Kuste van Guinea) was a portion of contemporaryGhanathat was gradually colonized by theDutch, beginning in 1598. The colony became the most important Dutch colony inWest AfricaafterFort Elmina was capturedfrom thePortuguesein 1637, but fell into disarray after theabolition of slave tradein the early 19th century. On 6 April 1872, the Dutch Gold Coast was, in accordance with theAnglo-Dutch Treaties of 18701871, ceremonially ceded to theUnited Kingdom *Elmina Castle in theBlaeu-Van der Hem Atlas. *Elmina Castlewas erected byPortugalin 1482 as So Jorge da Mina (St. George of the Mine) Castle, also known simply asMinaorFeitoriada Mina) in present-dayElmina,Ghana(formerly theGold Coast). It was the first trading post built on theGulf of Guinea, so is the oldest European building in existence below theSahara. First established as a trade settlement, the castle later became one of the most important stops on the route of theAtlantic slave trade. TheDutchseized the fort from the Portuguese in 1637, and took over all thePortuguese Gold Coastin 1642. The slave trade continued under the Dutch until 1814; in 1872 theDutch Gold Coast, including the fort, became a possession of theBritish Empire.Britain granted the Gold Coast its independence in 1957, and control of the castle was transferred to the nation formed out of the colony, present-day Ghana. Today it is a popular historical site, and was a major filming location forWerner Herzog'sCobra Verde. The castle is recognized byUNESCOas aWorld Heritage Site.