BG-10430

Antique Print of Fortresses at Cormantin and Princes Town by Chedel (1746)

  • Condition: Fair, general age-related toning. Some staining and minor wear. Blank verso, please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1746
  • Overall size: 19 x 25 cm.
  • Image size: 14 x 19 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Fort Hollandois de Cormantin nommé Amsterdam, tiré de Barbot - Fort Royal de Manfro, tiré de Barbot'. Views of the fort of Amsterdam on Cormantin and the fort of Groot Frederiksborg in Princes Town. Manfro is the name of the hill on which the fort was situated. From 1683 to 1717 it was the only Prussian fort in Ghana. In 1725 it fell into the hands of the WIC (Dutch West India Company) and was renamed Fort Hollandia. It could be that the Danish fort of Frederiksborg near Cabo Cors is depicted here. This too was referred to by the name 'Koningsfort'. Originates from 'Histoire Generale Des Voyages Ou Nouvelle Collection De Toutes Les Relations De Voyages Par Mer Et Par Terre,: Qui ont été publiées jusqu'à présent dans les différentes Langues de toutes les Nations connues' by A.F. Prévost. 

Artists and Engravers: The original volumes of 'Histoire Géneral des Voyages' were written by Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles, a French author, novelist, theologian, natural historian, and a priest of the Jesuit and Benedictine orders, but continued by numerous other authors after Prévost's death. 

Engraved by Chedel. Pierre Quentin Chedel (1705-1763) was a French etcher and engraver.