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Blueprint for the fortification of Cape of Good Hope


Blueprint for the fortification of Cape of Good Hope

Noordt, Pieter

The original title according to the catalogue Leupe (NA) is: Concept van 't Plaan de Caap de Goede Hoop (te versterken).

Inscription of the drawing which has been attached underneath reads: Profil van de batterij van 24 stucken Cannon als ook van de Ronduijt.

Notes on reverse illegible, restored with linen.

Planning map of the construction of different fortifications. Shown are a small fort made from earth and a brick layered rampart to consolidate the existing fortifications on the pier of Table Bay.

Attached is a drawing with the key: A-K; A-G; there is no mention of a scale.

Measurements of the profile, according to Leupe: 31 x 39 cm

Ascribed by Leupe to Pieter Noordt.

Terms mentioned on this map: ronduit, bolwerk, batterij.

Topographical name mentioned on this map: Tafelbaaij.

70 [Rhenish] rods = 35 stripes; converted scale [1:7532]/50 [Rhenish] feet =58 stripes; converted scale 1:270.

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