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.
Meurs, Jacob van
(engraver / etcher)
,Meurs, Jacob van
't Fort Tacaray ofte Witsen Meurs, Jacob van
27,5 x 35,5 cm
185 B 11 deel I, na p. 430
- 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)