Recife and Olinda (1665). Author Johannes Vingboons
Recife and Olinda (1665). Author Johannes Vingboons

South America. List of Dutch forts and colonial possessions

Written by Marco Ramerini. English text revision by Dietrich Köster.

COLOMBIA

Santa Marta:

Netherlands: 16 Feb. 1630 – 21/22 Feb. 1630 abandoned

to Spain

Goslinga “The Dutch in the Caribbean and on the Wild Coast 1580 – 1680” 

VENEZUELA:

Punta de Araya:

Goslinga “The Dutch in the Caribbean and on the Wild Coast 1580 – 1680”

Isla Tortuga:

Goslinga “The Dutch in the Caribbean and on the Wild Coast 1580 – 1680”

Unare River:

Goslinga “The Dutch in the Caribbean and on the Wild Coast 1580 – 1680” 

GUYANA

Fort Ter Hooge, Huis ter Hooge (Essequibo):

Goslinga “The Dutch in the Caribbean and on the Wild Coast 1580 – 1680”

Fort Kijkoveral (Essequibo):

Goslinga “The Dutch in the Caribbean and on the Wild Coast 1580 – 1680”

Ampa:

Borsselen Eiland (Borslem Island):

Ephraim Post (Epira):

Forteiland, Vlaggeneiland (Flag Island):

Nieuw Amsterdam 1 (Fort Nassau):

Stabroeck (Georgetown):

Nieuw Amsterdam 2, Krabbeneiland (New Amsterdam):

Aquewayse Post:

Arinda:

Kartabo (Cartabo):

Cayouni Post:

Concordia Post:

Stevenburg Post, Concordia Post aan Canje River (Concordia Post):

Hardenbroek Post (Wikkie Kreek Post):

Huis Nabij:

Post aan Moruka Kreek:

Fort Nassau (Berbice):

Nieuw Middelburg:

Fort Nova Zelandia:

Redoute Samson (Brandwacht):

Savonette:

Fort St. Andries:

Post aan de Wironje Kreek (Post aan de Wiruni Creek):

Redoute bij Wironje Kreek:

Fort Zeelandia (Essequibo):

SURINAME

Aurearis, post, Post Aurearis (Apoera):

Batavia, Batavia post, Post Batavia:

Braamspunt, Praam’s punt (Braams Point): Fort Piet Heijn

Coronie, Post Coronie (Coronie):

L’Espérance, Post l’Espérance, De Hoop (De Hoop):

Gelderland, Post Gelderland (Gelderland):

Groningen, Post Groningen (Groningen):

Houttuin, Para, Tuinhuizen, Tuinhuizen Eiland (Houttuin): Fort Para, Fort Houttuin

Joodse Savanne, Joods Dorp, Joden Savanne (Jodensavanne):

Tijgersholl, Tiger’s hole (Nieuw Amsterdam): Fort Nieuw Amsterdam

Nickeriepunt, Nieuw Rotterdam (Nieuw Nickerie):

Parimorbo, Nieuw Middelburg (Paramaribo): Fort Zeelandia

Sarron, Saron, Post Saron (Pikin Saron?):

Rama, Post Rama (Rama): Republiek, Post Republiek (Republiek):

Cottica Eijland, Sommelsdijck post (Sommelsdijk): Fort Sommelsdijk

Thorarica, Sinto Brigdes, Sancto Bridges (Torarica meer):

Victoria, Post Victoria (Victoria):

Vredenburgh, Post Vredenburgh (Vredenburg):

‘s-Hertogenbosch, Post ‘s-Hertogenbosch:

Brandwacht, Post Brandwacht (Region of Commewijne):

Devil’s Harwar, Devils Harwar, Post Devil’s Harwar (Region of Marrowijne):

Honkoop, Honcoop, Post Honcoop:

Hughesburg, Post Hughesburg (Region of Brokopondo):

Imotappi, Imotapi, Post Imotapi:

Mauritsburg, Post Mauritsburg:

Oranjewoud, Oranjebo, Post Oranjewoud:

Prins Willem Frederik, Willem Frederik:

Uijtkijk, Post Uijtkijk: Zandpunt (Region of Para):

Zeven Provincien, Post Zeven Provincien:

FRENCH GUIANA

Post aan de Aprowaco, Post aan de Aprouak:

Post aan de Wacogenive rivier:

Mecoria Island:

Fort Ceperou, Saint Louis, Fort Cayenne (Cayenne):

Goslinga “The Dutch in the Caribbean and on the Wild Coast 1580 – 1680”

Post aan de Wiapoco, Post aan de Oyapoc, Post aan de Oiapoque (Wiapoco):

Goslinga “The Dutch in the Caribbean and on the Wild Coast 1580 – 1680” 

BRAZIL

ALAGOAS:

Porto Calvo, Bom Sucesso, Povoação dos quatro rios, Povoação do Bom Sucesso: Fort Bom Sucesso, Fort Boaventura Fort Igreja Nova, Fort Nieuwe Kerk

Boxer Ch. R. “The Dutch in Brazil”

Águas Mansas, São Gonçalvo (Paripueira): Fort bij Paripueira, Fort bij S. Gonçalvo

Alagoas do Norte, Alagoas do Norte (Santa Luzia do Norte):

Alagoas do Sul, Alagoas do Sul, Vila Santa Maria da Madalena (Marechal Deodoro):

O penedo, O peneda, Vila de São Francisco de Penedo (Penedo): Fort Maurits

Fort Suassy:

Fort bij Rio São Francisco, wambuis Rio São Francisco:

BAHIA:

São Salvador da Bahia:

Netherlands: 10 May 1624 – 30 April 1625

to Portugal

Boxer Ch. R. “The Dutch in Brazil”

Itaparica:

CEARÁ:

Fortaleza: Fort Schoonenburg, Fort Siara

Boxer Ch. R. “The Dutch in Brazil” 

MARANHÃO:

São Luís do Maranhão:

Netherlands: 25 Nov. 1641 – 28 Feb. 1644

to Portugal (28 Feb. 1644)

Boxer Ch. R. “The Dutch in Brazil”

Itapicurú, Forte Calvário (near São Luís do Maranhão):

Netherlands: ? – 1642

to Portugal

PARÁ:

Fort Adriaensz: (Post aan de Paru rivier, Post aan de Ginipape rivier)

Netherlands: ? – July 1623

destroyed by the Portuguese

Goslinga “The Dutch in the Caribbean and on the Wild Coast 1580 – 1680”

Fort Oranje: (Xingú rivier)

Netherlands: ? – 1623

destroyed by the Portuguese

Goslinga “The Dutch in the Caribbean and on the Wild Coast 1580 – 1680”

Fort Nassau: (Cajamue eiland, Cojamine eiland, Coyamine eiland)

Netherlands: ? – 1623

destroyed by the Portuguese

Goslinga “The Dutch in the Caribbean and on the Wild Coast 1580 – 1680”

Tocujos eiland (Ilha Grande de Curupá): Fort op Tocujos eiland

Tapajos rivier (Topayos rivier):

PARAÍBA:

Cabedelo: Fort Santo António do Norte, Fort Marghareta, Fort Catharina

Boxer Ch. R. “The Dutch in Brazil”

Nossa Senhora das Neves, Paraíba, Frederikstad, Frederica, Filipea (João Pessoa):

Boxer Ch. R. “The Dutch in Brazil”

Restinga island: Fort Restinga

PERNAMBUCO:

Recifo, Arrecifo, ‘t Recif, ‘t Recijf , Maurisstad, Mauricia, Mauriciopolis, Antonio Vaz, Mauritstad (Recife): Recife: (Fort Brum, Fort Bruyne, Fort do Brun, Fort de Bruyn) Recife: (Fort Buraco, Fort S. Antonio do Buraco). Boavista: (Forte Cinco Pontas, Fort Vijfhoek, Fort Frederik Hendrik). Mauritsstad: (Fort Ernestus, Fort Ernest, Fort Altena). Mauritsstad: (Fort Waerdenburgh, Fort Driehoek)

Netherlands: 3 March 1630 – 26 January 1654 (capitulation); on 28 January 1654 the Portuguese entered the town

to Portugal

Boxer Ch. R. “The Dutch in Brazil”

Olinda:

Boxer Ch. R. “The Dutch in Brazil”

Itamaracá eiland, Tamaraca, Tamarica (Itamaracá): Fort Oranje

Boxer Ch. R. “The Dutch in Brazil”

Schoppestad, Van Schoppe stad, Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Vila Velha): Fort Nossa Senhora da Conceição

Igaracú (Igarassu):

Arraial do Bom Jesus (Velho): Fort Bom Jesus, Fort Real, Fort Bom Jesus

Netherlands: 8 Jun. 1635 – ?

to Portugal

Cabo São Agostinho, Kaap St.Augustijn, Caepo Sint Augustijn, Cabo de Santo Agostinho: Fort Puntal, Fort Pontael, Fort van der Dussen Fort Nazareth, Fort Nazaré Fort Gijselingh, Fort Domburg

Boxer Ch. R. “The Dutch in Brazil”

Afogados: Fort Prins Willem, Fort de Afogados, Fort Kijck in de Pot

Serenheijm, Zirinaim (Serinhaem):

Boxer Ch. R. “The Dutch in Brazil”

Pojuca, Posuica, São Miguel de Ipojuca, São Miguel de Ipojuca (Ipojuca):

Fort aan Rio Formoso, Fort Oranje aan Rio Formoso: Fort aan Rio Formoso, Fort Oranje aan Rio Formoso

Tamandaré:

Fort Barretta:

Fernando de Noronha: Hospitaalfort (later Fortaleza Nossa Senhora dos Remédios)

Netherlands: Dec. 1623 – Jan. 1630

Portugal: Jan. 1630 – ?

Netherlands: ? – 1654

Portugal: 1654 – 1736

France: 1736 – 6 Oct. 1737

Portugal: 6 Oct. 1737-

Boxer Ch. R. “The Dutch in Brazil” 

RIO GRANDE DO NORTE:

Rio Grande, Potigí, Potingí, Rio Grande do Norte (Natal): Fort Ceulen, Fort Três Reis Magos

Boxer Ch. R. “The Dutch in Brazil” 

SERGIPE:

Vila Velha (Neopolis):

Sergipe del Rey, São Cristóvão (Sergipe del Rey): Fort bij São Cristóvão, Fort São Cristóvão, Fort Sergipe del Rey

Boxer Ch. R. “The Dutch in Brazil” 

CHILE

Castro:

Isla de Chiloé:

Valdivia:

Netherlands: 24 August 1643 – 28 October 1643 abandoned

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