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Design for a gunpowder magazine on Borselen Island (Plan XIV)


Design for a gunpowder magazine on Borselen Island (Plan XIV)

Heneman, Johan Christoph von

Title Leupe: Grondteekeningen en opstanden van Militaire en Burgerlyke gebouwen te Demerary, van verschillende groote en afmeetingen.

In Heneman’s 1774-1775 and Kanne’s 1779 project plans for Borselen Island and the east bank of the Demerara River, both engineers not only produced maps and ground plans but also architectural designs for the projected new buildings.

This is a detail drawing of the projected powder magazine marked on the 1774-1775 Borselen map of Johan Christoph Heneman on VEL1561. Also see VEL1564.14 and 15, and VEL1564.17-20, which are also designs for this powder magazine.

It shows the design using a front view, profile and floor plan.

Scale-bar of 30 Rhineland feet = 10 ‘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)