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Choose from 16 pictures in our Robben Island collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


A Plan of the Dutch Fort at the Cape of Good Hope and A Draught of Table Bay (engraving) Featured Robben Island Print

A Plan of the Dutch Fort at the Cape of Good Hope and A Draught of Table Bay (engraving)

XJF437999 A Plan of the Dutch Fort at the Cape of Good Hope and A Draught of Table Bay (engraving) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Plan of the star fort, also known as the Castle of Good Hope, that the Dutch East India Company built between 1666 and 1679; This fortified stone structure was built as a result of the agitations with the British, replacing an earlier wooden stucture that had been built to serve as a as a replenishment station for ships passing the treacherous Cape on the long voyage between the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies; The draught of Table Bay shows Robben Island, that was used to isolate political prisoners and notes the location of Good Hope Castle as well as Table Mountain; The accompanying inscription tells of a plan to build a protective pier between the main land and Penguin Island in order to provide more shelter for ships anchored in the bay, as well as plans for further fortifications;); English, out of copyright

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