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View of the fort of Tacaray

View of the fort of Tacaray
 
 

View of the fort of Tacaray
't Fort Tacaray ofte Witsen
Several East Indiamen are depicted lying off the coast.
Dr Olfert Dapper (1636-1689) published a large number of books after 1663. He wrote a history of the city of Amsterdam and furnished the first Dutch translation of Herodotus. But he is known particularly for his many descriptions of foreign lands which he compiled from various sources, without ever seeing the countries he wrote about for himself. This plate is taken from a description of Africa.

creator Meurs, Jacob van

(engraver / etcher)

Meurs, Jacob van

(publisher)

period

ca. 1668

material

paper

category print
technique

engraving

inscriptiion

't Fort Tacaray ofte Witsen Meurs, Jacob van

dimension

27,5 x 35,5 cm

number

185 B 11 deel I, na p. 430

owner Koninklijke Bibliotheek
location(s) Takoradi
fortification(s) Witsen, fort

survey / view   ship / vessel   fortification   building   flora   anchorage / pier / harbour   house  

Literature

  • Dapper, Olfert, Naukeurige Beschrijvingen der Afrikaensche gewesten: van Egypten, Barbaryen, Libyen, Biledulgerid, Negroslant, Guinea, Ethiopië, Abyssinië: (Amsterdam, 1668)
  • Jones, Adam, Decompiling Dapper: A preliminary search for evidence (1990)