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View of El Mina Fort

View of El Mina Fort
 
 

View of El Mina Fort.
Castrum Minae.
Key: A. Castrum. / B. Nigritarum-urbs. / C. Sacellubum. / D. Mons ?? exstructo suggestu, nostri Castrum impetebant. / E. Fluvius. / F. Mare
Bottom right: No: 21
Cf. National Archives, The Hague, inv. nr. VELH 619.075 and Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, inv. nr. VD 1 Fol. T12-P178399 and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, inv. nr. NG-20-E.
The print is taken from the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem, but was originally incorporated 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. 21.

creator Brosterhuisen, Jan van

(engraver / etcher)

Post, Frans

(draughtsman)

Blaeu sr., Joan

(publisher)

period

1645

material

paper

category print
technique

coloured engraving

inscriptiion

Castrum Minae Brosterhuisen, Jan van

dimension

39,5 x 52 cm

number

Van der Hem 35:42

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

survey / view   banderole / cartouche / ornamentation   key   fortification   building   ship / vessel   house  

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)