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Map of Santa Cruz Bay


Map of Santa Cruz Bay

Schrijver, Cornelis

Title Leupe: Plan van de St. Cruz Bay.

This map of Sint Kruis Bay was either originally part of Captain Cornelis Schrijver’s 1738 report about the defence of Curaçao, or a copy version of it. Schrijver's projected strongholds are always projected in the same way, in the form of a tower fort with an octagonal ground plan. It is not always clear whether an actual proposal for the design is given or just a schematic reproduction.

Also see VEL628B and C, other copies of this same map.

Soundings and relief are indicated.

North is left.

Scale-bar of 1000 ‘Treeden’ of which 40 equal 90 feet = [approximately 1 : 6,130].

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Sources and literature

Heijer, H. den, Grote Atlas van de West-Indische Compagnie = Comprehensive Atlas of the Dutch West India Company, II, de nieuwe WIC 1674-1791 = the new WIC 1674-1791 (2012)