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Title:Portuguese Gold Trade: An Account Ledger From Elmina, 1529-1531
Author:Vogt, John
Year:1973
Periodical:Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana
Volume:14
Issue:1
Period:June
Pages:93-103
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:history
gold
exports
1500-1599
History and Exploration
Economics and Trade
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/41405841
Abstract:Survey of the information to be extracted from the day ledger for Sao Jorge da Mina daring the period of Portuguesesoccupation. The ledger is the receipt and expense entries written by Goncalo de Campos, factor of the Portuguese station during the administrations of the captain-generals Joao Vaz de Almada (1526-1529) and Estevao da Gama (1529-1532) and affords a glimpse into the daily and-seasonal pattern of Portuguese-African gold trade during a time when this commerce was still a monopoly of the former and undisturbed by foreign interlopers. Notes, tables.
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