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Plan for a bastion at the Sint Michiels Bay


Plan for a bastion at the Sint Michiels Bay

Anoniem / Anonymous

Title Leupe: Project om de Piscaderisbay te versterken, voor de St. Michielsbay..

This sketch belongs to a series of plans (VEL1462-VEL1472) to fortify the Piscadera, Sint Michiel, Porto Marie and Santa Cruz Bays with a small battery and fort. The design for a bastion shown here is adjusted to the landscape of the Sint Michiel Bay, with three bastions sticking out inlands and wall facing the sea from the corner of the coast. Next to the ground plan, a profile is inserted to show the width of the walls. The fort was indeed constructed and later occupied by British and French forces in the early nineteenth century.

Scale-bar of 40 Rhineland rods = 155 ‘strepen’.

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