View of the fort of Tacaray
Meurs, Jacob van / Meurs, Jacob van
View of the fort of Tacaray.
't Fort Tacaray ofte Witsen.
Several East Indiamen are depicted lying off the coast.
Dr Olfert Dapper (1636-1689) published a large number of books after 1663. He wrote a history of the city of Amsterdam and furnished the first Dutch translation of Herodotus. But he is known particularly for his many descriptions of foreign lands which he compiled from various sources, without ever seeing the countries he wrote about for himself. This plate is taken from a description of Africa.Please contact Koninklijke Bibliotheek for reuse and copyrights.