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Project plan for the extension of fort Amsterdam


Project plan for the extension of fort Amsterdam

Hertell, Christiaan Frederik / Snoek, Adriaan

Title Leupe: Plan en nadere projecten an het fort Amsterdam en de Willemstad.

This project plan for strengthening the defences of Willemstad and Fort Amsterdam is based on the 1741-1742 primary surveys, basic maps and proposals by the military engineers Carel Gustaaf Schrijver and Godfried Carel Esdré. This copied plan gives three varieties for an extension of the walls to the sea front. (VEL1444A

C). These varieties are tied to each other through section maps stuck onto one sheet. This particular section map shows the design which corresponds most closely to that of Esdré and Schrijver (see VEL1443): to the north the same platform is drawn over the sea and to the southeast the bastion is an enlarged version of the original.

North is up.

Scale-bar of 40 Rhineland Rods = [approximately 1 : 960].

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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)