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Plan of new batteries on Saint Eustatius

Plan of new batteries on Saint Eustatius

Title Leupe: Plan en Profil der geprojecteerde Batteryen op Bouille en Montplaisant, ingevolge het plan van defensive.
At the end of 1781, shortly after the capture of Sint Eustatius from the English, Battery Bouillé had been built on the orders of the eponymous French commander, but the construction of Montplaisant never progressed any further than the intention to build it and as the Dutch returned to the island in 1784 new plans needed to be made. This design, which was also never realised, was drawn in March or April 1787 by the Swiss-born military engineer Lieutenant Johann Heinrich Hottinger and
probably only in name
by naval lieutenant Albert Kikkert, and were co-signed by the incumbent garrison commander of Sint Eustatius, Lieutenant-Colonel Ph. O’Reilly. At this time, Hottinger and Kikkert were responsible for a large number of site maps and project plans for the defence of the Dutch Antilles, and these were later bundled together with their recommendations in the Plan van Defensie(Defense Plan). In the nineteenth century, the were removed from it and ended up in various collections, in this case the Leupe collection.
North is upper left.
Scale-bar of 30 Rhineland Rods = [approximately 1 : 545] / [profile] 2 Rhineland Rods = [approximately 1 : 90].

creator Kikkert, Albert




Hottinger, Johann Heinrich

(land surveyor / mapmaker)





category drawing

coloured drawing


Explanations: [upper right] continuation of the title : Ontworpen Ingevolge het byleggend Plan van Defensie (litt A). Kikkert, Albert


35 x 49 cm.




owner Nationaal Archief
fortification(s) Bouillé, fort

Map/Chart/Plan   fortification  


  • Heijer, H. den, Grote Atlas van de West-Indische Compagnie = Comprehensive Atlas of the Dutch West India Company, II, de nieuwe WIC 1674-1791 = the new WIC 1674-1791 (Asia Maior/Atlas Maior, Voorburg, 2012), 33