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Johannes Kip Engravings
A selection of copperplate engravings by Johannes Kip from
Vol. V. Awnsham & John Churchill’s; ‘A Collection of Voyages &
Travels’ 1732 Edition
Johannes Kip: 1653 - 1722
Born in the Netherlands, Johannes Kip settled in England around 1690. He
was a topographical engraver most famous for his depictions of country
houses in the book; ‘Britannia Illustrata’ on which he collaborated with
Leonard Knyff (1707). Although this is his most well known work, he was a
prolific artist who worked on many other important projects and
commissions, including the illustrations for Churchill’s ‘Voyages’ featured
here.  ‘Voyages’ was in print between the beginning of the 18th century and
1736.  The items offered for sale here come from the 1732 edition.  All are
stamped on the rear; ‘Presented to Salford Free Library’.  All are in good
condition, although there is some browning towards the edges of individual
pages.  All are uncoloured.

Although all of these engravings are of exceptional historical interest, the
eleven depicting the European fortifications along the Gold Coast (see below)
are of particular note.  As a complete set this represents a unique record of
these remarkable structures.  Mainly constructed of mud and brick, with the
bricks transported as ships' ballast from Europe, only the Portuguese built in
stone, which they shipped from Portugal to build  Elmina in 1482.  Today,
one of them, Cabo Corso (Cape Coast) is a UNESCO world heritage site.
The Coast of Sestro to the Cape das Palmas - 1732.
A copperplate engraving divided into 8 strips horizontally, showing the coastline as seen
from offshore between the river Cess in Liberia to Cape Palmas.  Intended as a
navigational aid, prominent coastal features are named and seen in profile view.
34 x 25cms
Price: GBP20.00
JK/PV1
Rio Galinhas to Rio Corso - 1732.
A copperplate engraved ‘strip’ view of the Liberian coastline between Rio Galinhas (west of
the Nun river) and the river Cess.  With Cape Mesurado (present day Monrovia) in
between.  Top left, inset, a drawing of a kola nut.  Some notes and canoes.
34 x 25cms
Price: GBP20.00
JK/PV2
Prospects & Views
The Prospect of the Lands of Tabo…to the Prospect of Coutrou alias
Coetroe - 1732.
A copperplate engraved ‘strip’ view of the Guinea coastline.  Between Tabou and Kootrou
on the Ivory Coast.  Some notes, two sailing ships and several canoes.
25 x 34cms
Price: GBP20.00
JK/PV4
The Prospect of Princes Island.....& St.Tome - 1732.
A copperplate engraved ‘strip’ view of the islands of Sao Tome and Principe off the coast
of Guinea and Gabon.  Also included is a view of Cape Lopo Gonsalvez (Port Gentil).  
Bottom left; a diagram of a large mussel and bottom right; the Southern Cross ‘seen
from about Annaboan Island'.
25 x 34cms
Price: GBP20.00
JK/PV6
A) Fishing Cannoes of Mina 5 or 600 at a time, B) Negro’s Cannoes,
carrying Slaves on board of ships at Manfroe - 1732.
A famous two panel copperplate engraving a) showing Dutch galleons surrounded by
many fishing canoes off Mina (Elmina) in Ghana and, b) visibly distressed slaves in canoes
being rowed out to ships anchored off Manfroe.
25 x 36cms
Price: GBP125.00
JK/PV5
A Prospect of the Road in the Bay of Sierra Liona at abt 2 leagues
distance from the shoar - 1732.
A four panel copperplate engraving: a) 'A Prospect of the Road in the Bay of Sierra Liona',
b) 'The high Lands of Sierra Liona, on the South, the Cape Tagrain at E1/4 NE, about 8
Leagues', c) 'Negros going aboard ships with provisions in their canoes', and d) vignette
of life in a local village.  The Portuguese originally gave Sierra Leone its name, because of
the shape of the mountains behind the river estuary.  Despite treacherous rocks and
shoals at the river mouth, this was in fact the best natural harbour on an otherwise
surf-bound coast.    
25 x 34cms
Price: GBP40.00
JK/PV3
Scenes from local life, flora and fauna
No Title - 1732.
The author (?) having an audience with the King of Sestroe on the Windward Coast (in
modern day Liberia).  An exchange of gifts is taking place inside a traditional raised ‘lodge’.
24 x 19cms
Price: GBP50.00
JK/LL1
No Title - 1732.
Individual figures encountered along the Guinea coast; traders, fishermen, warriors and
various local women.
30 x 38cms
Price: GBP100.00
JK/LL2
The Prospect of the Bay and Town Sta.Antonio in Princes Island, as seen
from the Road in the Bay - 1732.
The main anchorage in the island of Principe in the Bight of Biafra.  A good view that
includes two sailing ships and some notes on the settlement.  Below, a small map of the
island, a view from 18 leagues out at sea and two diagrams of fishes caught in the area;
an orfie and a cofre de mort (coffin) fish!
25 x 34cms
Price: 25.00
JK/PV7
No Title - 1732.
5 panel engraving of various creatures, a small map of Papo’s Bay at Tary (?), birds eating
fish at sea and various ‘fetishes”.
26 x 36cms
Price: GBP50.00
JK/LL5
No Title - 1732.
‘A serpent of 14 foot at Cayenne’ plus numerous tropical plants (all yielding edible
produce) and two birds.
26 x 36cms
Price: 50.00
JK/LL6
No Title - 1732.
Various species of fish to be found in the Gulf of Guinea.
26 x 36cms
Price: GBP50.00
JK/LL4
Gold Coast artefacts - 1732.
Ghanaian made artefacts.  Mainly war clubs, spears, swords, bows & arrows, local
instruments, combs, a chiefs stool, manilas, amulets and other gold jewellery.
25 x 34cms
Price: GBP45.00
JK/LL3
No Title - 1732.
Fish to be found in the waters around the Cape Verde Islands.  Includes a Stingray, a
Crayfish and a ‘Scuttle Fish’.
26 x 36cms  
Price: GBP50.00
JK/LL10
No Title - 1732.
Guinea Gulf Fish, including Rays and Flying fish.  The names are in many cases, no longer
in use: ‘A Balahow…This fish is not common in Guinea but very plenty about the Antilles
islands in the N.Sea of America’.  This would appear to be a Barracuda or similar.
26 x 36cms
Price: GBP50.00
JK/LL9
No Title - 1732.
Guinea Gulf birds and fish – with some graphic comments; ‘Comendo Fish of ye taste of
Pilchard’.
26 x 36cms
Price: GBP50.00
JK/LL8
No Title - 1732.
A coastal scene; hunters, various palms, numerous birds and animals.
26 x 36cms
Price: GBP50.00
JK/LL7
Gold Coast Fortifications
No Title - 1732.
Fish, birds, animals and people in the area around the Sestro River.  Inset; a small map of
the mouth of the river.
26 x 36cms
Price: 50.00
JK/LL12
No Title - 1732.
Shells, fish and local artefacts from ‘The English Island Redonda’.
26 x 36cms
Price: GBP50.00
JK/LL11
The Prospect of ye Danish Fort Great Frederick’s Burgh, from the west,
off at sea - 1732.
A two part engraving; a view from offshore of Fredericksburgh Fort, which is near Axim in
Ghana and an aerial view of the fortifications, with inset, a ground plan.
25 x 20cms
Price: GBP55.00
JK/GCF2
The Dutch Fort Croevecoeur at Accra - 1732.
A four panel copperplate engraving showing; a) The Dutch Fort Croevecoeur at Accra, b)
The Danish Fort Christiaenburgh at Accra, c) Cape Ruygehoeck or Duyvelsbergh, d) The
Prospect of the Village and Coast of Lay, the mount Redonda being at NNE.
36 x 25cms
Price: GBP55.00
JK/GCF3
The Fort Fredricksburg formerly to ye Danes and now Fort Royal.  
English at Manfroe - 1732.
A three panel copperplate engraving showing; a) The Fort Fredricksburgh formerly to ye
Danes and now Fort Royal.  English at Manfroe, b) The Fort Amsterdam at Cormentyn
belonging to ye Hollanders, c) The Fort James, English at Accra.
36 x 25cms
Price: GBP55.00
JK/GCF4
No Title - 1732. SOLD
An eleven panel copperplate engraving of views of all the principal fortifications along the
Gold Coast: 1) The Westerly Side of the Castle at Mina, 2) The Fort Conraadsburg and
Gardens at W, 3) Cabo Corso Castle and Fort Royall at E, 4) The Fort Leidsaemheid Dutch
at W, 5) The Fort Amsterdam at Cormentyn, 6) The English Castle at Amaboe at E, 7)
The Fort Nassau Dutch at W, 8) Fort Christiansburgh at Acra at W, 9) Fort Creveceur at
Acra at E, 10) Fort James at Acra at E, and finally, 11) The English Fort at Simpa at W.
JK/GCF1
A View Of Cabo Corso Castle - 1732.
A copperplate engraving showing the English castle at Cabo Corso (Cape Coast) in Ghana.
The capital of the Central Region of Ghana, it is also the capital of the Fante people.  The
European settlement was established by the Portuguese in the 15th century, Cape Coast
grew around the castle, which changed hands over succeeding centuries between the
Dutch, Swedes and British.  An important assembly point for slaves prior to the middle
passage, the castle has extensive dungeons.  Today it is a UNESCO world heritage site.
25 x 36cms
Price: GBP125.00
JK/GCF7
The Prospect of the English Castle at Anamabou - 1732.
A copperplate engraving showing the castle at Anamabou (Anomabu), Ghana.  The factory
at Anomabu was established by the Royal Africa Company in 1679 to trade in slaves and
gold with the Akani people.  It was fortified in 1681 but temporarily captured in an attack
by the Anomabu people in 1701.  At the beginning of the 18th century it became a focus
of trade with the Ashanti people before being demolished by the British in 1731.
25 x 36cms
Price: GBP60.00
JK/GCF6
The Prospect of Cape Tres Puntas, Fort Bodensteyn at Boetroe and Fort
St.Sebastian at Sama - 1732.
A three part copperplate engraving of views of the Ghanaian coast, two of which feature
Dutch forts at Boetroe (near Dixcove) and Sama (east of Sekondi).  In the foreground,
Dutch sailing ships and canoes.
34 x 25cms
Price: GBP45.00
JK/GCF5
The Prospect of St. George’s Castle at Mina - 1732.
A copperplate engraving of St George’s castle at Mina (Elmina).  The first fort built by
Europeans on the Gold Coast, the Portuguese laid the foundations of Sao Jorge da Mina
in 1482.  It remained the Portuguese headquarters on the coast until the Dutch conquest
in 1637.  Thereafter, the Dutch also built Fort Conraedsburg on Santiago hill, because it
was from this previously unfortified height that they had successfully bombarded St
George’s castle during their assault in 1637.
25 x 36cms
Price: GBP125.00
JK/GCF9
The Prospect of Fort St. Anthony at Axim - 1732.
A copperplate engraving of Fort St. Anthony at Axim, Ghana.  Originally a Portuguese
trading post, established in 1503, by 1515 it had been fortified.  In 1642 the Dutch
captured it, only to lose it to the British in 1664.  However it was in British hands for only
a short time until the Dutch re-took it, holding on to it until 1872 when they sold it to the
British.  The Dutch actually established cotton plantations here, as they did at Sama.
25 x 36cms
Price: GBP60.00
JK/GCF11
The Prospect of Little Comendo.  The Prospect of the Town and Castle
del Mina being at NNE about 2 miles - 1732.
A two panel copperplate engraving showing; a) the coastline at Little Comendo and, b) the
two forts; Conraedsburg and St. George’s at Elmina from NNE.
25 x 36cms
Price: GBP60.00
JK/GCF10
The Prospect of Fort Nassaw at Mouree.  Seen from the sea - 1732.
A copperplate engraving of Fort Nassaw (Nassau) at Mouree (Mouri) with inset; a small
view of the fort from ENE.  The Dutch started building this fort in 1612 following
Portuguese attacks on their previously unfortified trading post, originally established at
Mouri in 1595.  It remained the Dutch headquarters on the Gold Coast until the conquest
of Elmina in 1637.  It was occupied by the British in 1664 but recaptured by the Dutch the
following year.  They then held it for the next 100 years.  It was finally abandoned in the
early 19th century.
25 x 36cms
Price: GBP60.00
JK/GCF8
A New Correct Mapp of Calbar River - 1732.
1732        An earlier English version of Bellin’s chart (Guinea no. 19 above).  This
appeared in Churchill’s ‘Voyages’.  The subtitle states; “Drawn very exactly on the spot in
the year 1699 by several pilots jointly”.  In fact its real origins may be even earlier.  An
interesting cartographic curiosity..
24 x 38cms
Price: GBP65.00
JK/MC3
A Chart and Map of the Gold Coast of Guinea from Rio da Costa to Rio da
Volta - 1732.
A coastal chart and limited inland map of Ghana with two insets: ‘The prospect of Cape
St. Appollonia’ which is a view with Dutch sailing vessel in the foreground of the cape as
seen from offshore, and; ‘A particular chart of the coast of Mina and Cabo Corso’ which
shows the forts around Elmina and Cape Coast and navigational details.
27 x 37cms
Price: GBP65.00
JK/MC2
The Kingdom of Sierra Liona, part of Guinea - 1732.
This origins of this chart of Sierra Leone and the Windward Coast (Liberia) are probably
Sellers ‘English Pilot’ and before that, earlier Dutch 17th century charts.  Inset is a chart
of ‘The Bay of Sierra Liona’ which in a slightly modified form, but clearly from the same
source, appears in Bellin’s chart (see Guinea maps page no 16).  There are many notes
which make this a very informative document; ‘Here is abundance of oysters on the
mangrove trees along ye banks of this river’, ‘Here is good fishing’.  Compass roses and
rhumb-lines.
24 x 33cms
Price: GBP65.00
JK/MC1
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