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Map of the Sint Anna Bay


Map of the Sint Anna Bay

Horst, Engelbertus

Title Leupe: Plan van de haven van Curaçao.

This rare hydrographical map of the entrance to Sint Anna Bay likely features data from a recent sounding. The original version of this map (VEL600) is probably based on measurements and soundings taken on 26 August 1748 by what appears to be the military engineers Carel Gustaaf Schrijver and Godfried Carel Esdé. But the figures shown here differ from that map. It was likely drawn and surveyed by the Captain-Lieutenant of the Artillery and engineer of the fortifications Engelbertus Horst. He shows the soundings at high tide through projecting their measurements on a surface map. This is a conventional depiction compared to the maps under VEL158 and 159.

Taken from: Curaçao, kamer Amsterdam, kohier inv. 54 fol.35.

North is right.

Scale-bars of 30 Rhineland Rods = 158 ‘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)