The Royal African Company Trades for Commodities
Along the West African Coast


The trading rights granted to the Royal African Company by Charles II were limited to the territories shown; they ended at the Cape of Good Hope, where the trading rights of the East India Company began. This document provides a fascinating glimpse of European contact with Africa at this date. Many of the place names are identified below the transcript.

CO 268/1, ff. 5-6 (1672)

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