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Number: 3509
Continent: Africa
Region: West
Place Names: Ghana, Fort Witsen, Fort Tacaray, Takoradi
Year of Origin: 1686
Title: Fort Tacaray ofte Witsen
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Language: Dutch
Publish Origin: Amsterdam
Height: 26.1
Width: 34.7
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
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Color Type: No Color
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Publisher: Pieter Van der Aa
Other Contributors: Olfert (Olivier) Dapper
Northernmost Latitude: 4.92
Southernmost Latitude: 4.91
Westernmost Longitude: -1.75
Easternmost Longitude: -1.74
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: [source Pahor or GERT JAN BESTEBREURTJE, ] Copper engraving, sheet 30,5 x 35,5 cm (slightly stained, old repaired tear next to the fold Former Dutch Fort Witsen in Takoradi, Ghana. The view was published in Umbst?dliche und Eigentliche Beschreibung von Africa, by Olfert Dapper, issued in Amsterdam. 1665, occupied by Netherlands (1665-1872); Fort Tacaray. (Amsterdam, 1686). Engraved bird's eye view with several East Indiamen lying off the coast. From the French edition of Dapper. Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche gewesten. - Fort Takoradi or Witsen was a fort on the Dutch Gold Coast, established in 1665 near Takoradi. This fort was destroyed after a few years, and in 1684 the site was abandoned. Lawrence, Trade castles & forts of West Africa, p.91; near Takoradi. This fort was destroyed after a few years, and in 1684 the site was abandoned. A map from 1791 shows, however, that the Dutch had renewed their presence in the fort again.[1] The fort was handed over to Britain, along with the entire Dutch Gold Coast, on 6 April 1872, owing to the provisions of the Anglo-Dutch Treaties of 1870-1871.; Slave trade fort
Last updated: Apr 19, 2021