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Views of Elmina, Fort Cormantine and Gorée


Views of Elmina, Fort Cormantine and Gorée

Anoniem / Anonymous

This print, which appeared in the Hollandtse Mercurius over the year 1665, shows several of the areas De Ruyter's fleet visited on its campaign along the West African coast. Above Elmina, the Dutch slave fort and headquarters in the area, which the fleet used twice as a base of operations. Bottom left, the English fort Cormantine, captured by De Ruyter's fleet on 7 February 1665. Bottom right Gorée, on the coast of Senegal, which had previously been captured by the English but was surrendered to De Ruyter's fleet without a fight on 22 October 1664.

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Sources and literature

Verhoog, P., De Reis van Michiel Adriaensz. de Ruyter in 1664-1665 (1961)