View of Fort Amsterdam on Cormantijn
Meurs, Jacob van / Meurs, Jacob van / Borremans, Reynoud
View of Fort Amsterdam on Cormantijn.
Kasteel van Cormantin.
This fort was captured from the English in 1665 by Michiel de Ruyter.
Dr Olfert Dapper (1636-1689) published a large number of books after 1663. He wrote a history of the city of Amsterdam and furnished the first Dutch translation of Herodotus. But he is known particularly for his many descriptions of foreign lands which he compiled from various sources, without ever seeing the countries he wrote about for himself. This plate is taken from a description of Africa.Please contact Koninklijke Bibliotheek for reuse and copyrights.