Sojourn of Enrique Stanko Vráz on the Gold Coast

Pages 37–54
Keywords Gold Coast, Ghana, Basel Mission, Asante, Fante, British Empire, Abetifi
Type of Article Peer-reviewed
Citation KANDERT, Josef a TODOROVOVÁ, Jiřina. Sojourn of Enrique Stanko Vráz on the Gold Coast. Annals of the Náprstek Museum. Prague: National Museum, 2010, 31(1), 37–54. ISSN 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online). Also available from:
Annals of the Náprstek Museum | 2010/31/1

The traveller and collector Enrique Stanko Vráz (1860–1932) spent the period from 1885 to 1888 on the Gold Coast (present-day Ghana) where he collected zoological and botanical material, hunted animals and photographed. During the same period, Friedrich Louis Ramseyer, a missionary from Basel, spent time on the Gold Coast and photographed there as well. Contact between both men may be noted based on a comparison of the photographic material held in the collections of the Náprstek Museum and the historical photograph archive of the Basel Mission. Thanks to this association, several hitherto unknown persons as well as places from Vráz’s negatives have been identified.

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