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Map of the Battle of Blauwberg

Map of the Battle of Blauwberg
 
 

Title Leupe: "Kaart van de forten en versterkingen aan de Kaap de Goede Hoop, aanwijzende de plaats der landing van de Engelshen en de positie waar op 8 Januari 1806 het gevecht tusschen de Engelschen en Hollanders is voorgevallen."
This map shows the invasion of Cape Town by the British Lt Gen Sir David Baird on 8 January 1806. The red lines indicate the trajectory of the army and the red dots and squares the military formations. The battle of Blauwberg gains central attention as the Dutch Governor Jan Willem Janssens fled from this area after losing the fight.
Scale-bar 1 : 370.000.

creator Anoniem / Anonymous

(land surveyor / mapmaker)

period

1806

material

paper

category print
technique

lithograph

dimension

19-19 cm

number

VELH320

owner Nationaal Archief
location(s) Muizenberg Simon' s Town Noordhoek Leeukop Cape Town Somerset West
fortification(s) Chavonis, fort Good hope, castle of (Cape Town) Knok, fort de Zanthoop, fort

Map/Chart/Plan   battle / taking / war (fight)