CD-12358

Antique Print of Fort Tantumquery by Van der Schley (1748)

  • Condition: Good, age-related toning, Original folding lines, blank verso. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1748
  • Overall size: 38 x 25.5 cm.
  • Image size: 28 x 19 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Vue Sud du Fort de Tantumquerri - Zuidgezigt van 't Fort van Tantumquerri'. View of Fort Tantumquerry. Fort Tantumquery is a military structure designed to facilitate the slave trade. The Royal African Company built it in the 1720s, at Otuam in the Mfantsiman Municipal District, Central Region, Ghana, in what was known at the time as the Gold Coast. This print originates from 'Historische beschryving der reizen, of Nieuwe en volkoome verzameling van de aller-waardigste en zeldsaamste Zee- en Landtogten' by P. de Hondt. 

Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Jakob van der Schley (Amsterdam 1715-1779), a Dutch draughtsman and engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart and became heavily influenced by his style.