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  • Title/Content of Map: Plan du Fort Anglois de Juida
  • Date Printed: 1747
  • Cartographer: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
  • Size (inches): 6 x 8
  • Condition: Very good. Clean with no issues.

    French antique engraved plan from 1747 of Fort Williams, the English "slave fort"at "Juida" (Ouidah or Whydah) in the Kindom of Dahomey, now the Republic of Benin, Africa. The general layout of the lower fort is instructive. The layout defines a central square- the Place d'Armes"; large apartments and at the back of the fort lie fourteen small, windowless, cramped holding cells labeled "Lieu ou se tiennent les Negres" for the slaves in transit. Fort Williams was trans-shipment point for cargoes of slaves shipped from the fort to points west including the West Indies, North and South America. For defense, the fort provided three triangular bastions and one circular bastion that could mount up to nineteen cannon. From Prevost's 'Histoire Generale des Voyages'. Tome IV No.11.

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  • Location: This item ships from South Carolina

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  • Condition

    Very good. Clean with no issues.

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    Belling: Antique Plan of Fort Williams, 1747

    Estimate $60 - $70Oct 7, 2017
    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
    Maps Expert
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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