"[Lot of 2] Het Fort Oranje en Nassou opt Eiland Goeree [and] Fort Nassou van Binnen met Oranje op 't Eilant Goeree", Dapper, Olivier
Subject: Goree Island, Senegal
Period: 1670 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
This pair of copper engravings show the Dutch forts on Goree Island in present-day Senegal. The first presents a coastal view of the two forts with ships in the foreground. An alternate French title is above a cartouche supported by a griffon that contains the title in Dutch. The second is a fine view of the interior of Fort Nassau with Fort Orange in the background.
A. Het Fort Oranje en Nassou opt Eiland Goeree, (14.4 x 11.0").
B. Fort Nassou van Binnen met Oranje op 't Eilant Goeree, (13.2 x 9.6").
Dark impression, issued folding on sheets with Strasbourg lily watermarks and faint offsetting. The first sheet has a tiny hole above the birds caused by a paper flaw and a few spots of foxing. The second sheet has about a dozen small worm holes.