View of the fort of El Mina
Meurs, Jacob van / Meurs, Jacob van / Borremans, Reynoud
View of the fort of El Mina.
Casteel del Mina.
The second fort depicted in Coenraadsburg.
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.Please contact Koninklijke Bibliotheek for reuse and copyrights.