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Design for a coastal redoubt

Design for a coastal redoubt
 
 

Title Leupe:
This sketch contains the plans for the fortification of Curaçao’s coastline. The depicted redoubt is a prototype which could be constructed at mutliple locations, although since the intial designs in 1742 it is now apparent these redoubts are specifically designed for the Piscedera, Sint Michiel, Porto Marie and Sanra Cruz Bays. A facade, three profiles and four floor plans of both the fort and the bastion are displayed. The design hardly differs from the one made twelve years earlier (VEL1461A and D). The main difference is a design of the gate at the centre of the drawing.
Scale-bar of 8 Rhineland rods = 250 ‘strepen’.

creator Geerts, S.

(surveyor / designer)

period

1754

material paper
category drawing
technique coloured drawing
dimension

0.64 - 0.47 El.

number

VEL1468

owner Nationaal Archief
location(s) Sint Michielsbaai Porto Marie
fortification(s) Piscaderisbaai, fort St. Michiel, fort Porto Marie, fort Santa Cruz, fort

Map/Chart/Plan   fortification