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Project plan for the extension of fort Amsterdam


Project plan for the extension of fort Amsterdam

Schrijver, Cornelis / Esdré, Godfried Carel

Title Leupe: Plan van het fort Amsterdam en de Willemstad op het Eiland Curaçao.

In 1745 a new plan for the fortification and expansion of Willemstad was drawn up by Director Faesch and a prominent resident, Willem Meijer, a major in the civil militia. This plan required that the wall be taken much farther to the east. The larger concept was one of Meijer’s ideas, who suggested that he would also undertake the building work, on the condition that the land in the new extension be granted to him as his private property and he would be allowed to build on it and sell it. This general project map was sent to the Republic in June 1746 by ‘the Engineers’.

North is up.

Scale-bar of 40 Rhineland Rods = [approximately 1 : 990].

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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)