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Fortress Vredenburgh Accra Ghana gold coast Bellin 1750.
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Fortress Vredenburgh Accra Ghana gold coast Bellin 1750.

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View of the British Fort St. James with floor plan and the Dutch fortress Vredenbourgh on the Gold coast Accra Ghana.

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Fortress Vredenburgh Accra Ghana gold coast Bellin 1750.

Title: Vue Nord des Forts Anglois et Holladois D’Akkra

Description: View of the British Fort St. James with floor plan and the Dutch fortress Vredenbourgh on the Gold coast Accra Ghana. The print is copperplate engraved with hand coloring.

Cartographer/mapmaker
Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772)
Bellin was born in Paris. He was hydrographer of France's hydrographic office, member of the Académie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London. Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps of particular interest to the Ministère de la Marine.

Engraved by Jakob van der Schley aka Jakob van Schley a Dutch engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart.
Most of the plates in the Dutch edition of Prévost's "Histoire générale des voyages" are signed by van der Schley.

Publishers: Prévost, Abbé, 1697-1763 - Meusnier de Querlon, A.-G. 1702-1780 - Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 – 1780.

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Size:
Sheet app.: 22.5 x 16.5 cm. 8.75 x 6.5 inches.
Image app.: 18 x 13.5 cm7.25 x 5.5 inches.
Condition: Very good, folds as published.