Two models of Fort Leyden, Hendrick Lotsy, 1769

Two models of Fort Leyden, Hendrick Lotsy, 1769

boxwood (hardwood), h 68.4cm × w 100.5cm × d 2.8cm. More details

During the second half of the 18th century, ever more plantations arose along the Commewijne River in Suriname. Fort Leyden was built at the mouth of the river to protect the new settlements from attacks from the water. These wooden models were sent from the Netherlands to Suriname as examples for the construction of the stronghold.

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