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Map of Porto Marie


Map of Porto Marie

Geerts, S.

Title Leupe: De Port Marie met project van retrenchementen en fortres.

This map, made by Geerts some ten years after the initiative had been taken to impove Curaçao's defenses by the States-General and several suggestions to this purposes had been made, makes clear that little has come of these plans. The design of Esdré and Carel Schrijver (see e.g. VEL222A-C) is only projected, that of Ribbius is not even drawn. Soundings and relief are depicted. In addition, a 'project for a retrangement' on the beach north of (upper left on the map) the projected fort is visible.

North is upper left.

Scale-bar of 140 Rhineland rods = 318 ‘strepen’.

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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)