1747 Plan from Prevost's 'Histoire Generale des Voyages', Three Views: Birds'-Eye Plan; Birds'-Eye Map of Fort along 'Baye de la Table'; Vue du Cap de Bonne Esperance

By: [Prevost]

Price: $40.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


Matted and reading for framing. Border lightly rubbed. 1747 Print. We have more books available by this author!. Matted to 9 1/2 x 7 (mat measures 11 5/8 x 9). Labeled T. II. No. 4, indicating position in the original work. French text. A birds'-eye view of the fort plan and its location, with a profile view of the coast at the Cape of Good Hope. This is a modern fortification displaying the typical star shaped design for defense against artillery. This fortress was significant as a waypoint for the Dutch East India Company (and later British trade), which explains the presence of an exterior moat, and another surrounding the interior keep. The cape itself remains an important landmark for sailors.

Title: 1747 Plan from Prevost's 'Histoire Generale des Voyages', Three Views: Birds'-Eye Plan; Birds'-Eye Map of Fort along 'Baye de la Table'; Vue du Cap de Bonne Esperance

Author: [Prevost]

Categories: Ephemera, Castles & Fortifications, 18th Century,

Publisher: [A La Haye : Chez Pierre de Hondt]: 1747

Binding: Print

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 1665759

Keywords: CASTLES FORTIFICATIONS COLONIAL FORT AFRICA HOLLAND NETHERLANDS DUTCH IMPERIALISM,