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Design for a beam construction for fort Amsterdam


Design for a beam construction for fort Amsterdam

Hebbeling, A.

Title Leupe: Tekeningen en plans van het Gouvernementsgebouw op Curaçao in het fortres Amsterdam, Blad 2: Solders.

As was the case with many Dutch colonies in the West Indies, a great number of suggestions and plans for the improvement of the defence of Curaçao were made in the course of the 18th century. These plans have only very partially been executed, but as a consequence a large number of site maps and plans of fortifications and strategic locations on Curaçao have survived. This series, VEL1484-5 and 2147A-G, was made shortly after the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763). A beam construction is drawn here.

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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)