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Number: 3509
Continent: Africa
Region: West
Place Names: Ghana, Fort Witsen, Fort Tacaray,
Year of Origin: 1686
Title: Fort Tacaray
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Language: Dutch
Publish Origin: Amsterdam
Height: 25.9
Width: 34.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
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Publisher: Olfert (Olivier) Dapper
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Northernmost Latitude: 4.92
Southernmost Latitude: 4.91
Westernmost Longitude: -1.75
Easternmost Longitude: -1.74
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: [PENDING ARRIVAL , source GERT JAN BESTEBREURTJE ] Buildt 1665, occupied by Netherlands (1665-1872); Fort Tacaray. (Amsterdam, 1686). Engraved bird's eye view with several East Indiamen lying off the coast. ? 95,00 ? 95,00 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. ... Fort Witsen, also Fort Tacaray, 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. 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: Dec 10, 2018