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Design for a coastal redoubt


Design for a coastal redoubt

Geerts, S.

Title Leupe: Plan eener Horisontale of laage Battery met een reduit of tooren in dezelve, ter versterking van de bayen als boven, zoo mede voor de Bullebay, Bay van Porto Mary en St. Cruz.

This sketch contains the plans for the fortification of Curaçao’s coastline. The depicted redoubt is a prototype which could be constructed at mutliple locations, although since the intial designs in 1742 it is now apparent these redoubts are specifically designed for the Piscedera, Sint Michiel, Porto Marie and Sanra Cruz Bays. A facade, three profiles and four floor plans of both the fort and the bastion are displayed. The design hardly differs from the one made twelve years earlier (VEL1461A and D). The main difference is a design of the gate at the centre of the drawing.

Scale-bar of 8 Rhineland rods = 250 ‘strepen’.

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