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Map of Santa Cruz Bay


Map of Santa Cruz Bay

Serz, Christoph Gottlieb Friedrich

Title Leupe: De St. Cruys Baay.

This 1776 site map of Sint Kruis Bay by Engineer Serz shows that at this location, little has come of the great plans from the 1740s to significantly enhance CuraƧao's defences. No more than a single open battery was constructed there, albeit a somewhat larger one than those located on the bays farther west.

Relief is indicated.

North is upper left.

Scale-bar of 60 Rhineland Rods = [approximately 1 : 1,420].

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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)