Auction 111, Lot 693

"[Lot of 2] The Forts Nassau & Orange upon ye Island Goeree [and] Het Fort Nassou van Binnen met Oranje op 't Eilant Goeree", Dapper, Olivier

Subject: Africa - Western

Period: 1670 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

See Description

Pair of copper engravings showing the Dutch forts on Goree Island in present-day Senegal. The first (14.3 x 11") presents a coastal view of the two forts with ships in the foreground. The English title is above a cartouche supported by an eagle that contains the title in Dutch. The second (11.7 X 8.1") is a fine view of the interior of Fort Nassau with Fort Orange in the background.


Condition: A

First with narrow side margins as issued. Second fine.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $130

Closed on 6/8/2005