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Drawings of Fort Nassau and the castle of Elmina


Drawings of Fort Nassau and the castle of Elmina

Wis, Abraham Jacopsen

Title Leupe: T' Fort Nassau in Guynua.

On this crayon drawing from 1640, Abraham Wis (Wisch, Wisse) drew Fort Nassau above and the new WIC-headquarter at the Goudkust, Elmina, below. Nassau was already completed in 1612 and the oldest fortification on this coast. Elmina, on the other hand, had only been in Dutch possession for three years.

For more information on Wis, see the works referenced under 'documentation'.

Taken from: FAG XLVII, 1950, blz. 33 e.v.

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Sources and literature

Brommer, B., Grote Atlas van de West-Indische Compagnie = Comprehensive Atlas of the Dutch West India Company, I de oude WIC 1621-1674 = the old WIC 1621-1674 (2011)

Ratelband, K., Drie tekeningen van Abraham Jacobsz. Wis