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Map of Mina castle and environs

Map of Mina castle and environs
 
 

Map of Mina castle and environs.
Castrum Mina.
The print is taken from the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem, but was originally included in Caspar Barlaeus, 'Rerum per Octennium in Brasilia Gestarum Historia', Amsterdam 1647. See also Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, inv. nr. 1043 B 14, after p. 54 no. 20.
Key: A. Rupus. / B. Pitej. / C. Templum. / D. Sacellum. / E. Hic navales focij aquas per tubum ?? fo??a apportant. / F. Pagus. / G. Murus
Bottom right: No: 20
Cf. National Archives, The Hague, inv. nr. VELH 619.077.

creator Blaeu sr., Joan

(publisher)

Marcgraf, Georg

(assigned to land surveyor / mapmaker)

Post, Frans

(assigned to land surveyor / mapmaker)

period

1647

material

paper

category print
technique

coloured engraving

inscriptiion

Castrum Mina Blaeu sr., Joan

dimension

40 x 52,5 cm

number

Van der Hem 35:41

owner Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
location(s) Elmina
fortification(s) St. George, fort

Map/Chart/Plan   compass / dial   banderole / cartouche / ornamentation   fortification   building  

Literature

  • Barlaeus, Caspar, Rerum per octennium in Brasilia: et alibi nuper gestarum, sub præfectura illustrissimi comitis I. Mavritii [...] historia (Amsterdam, 1647)
  • Krogt, Peter van der, The Atlas Blaeu - Van der Hem: of the Austrian National Library (Utrecht, 2005)