Portuguese system of batteries around Filipéia/Frederickstad, 1631-1634
|A map in a manuscript depicts the Dutch attack in 1634 on Paraíba. This map shows smaller Portuguese defences east and west of the then town of Filipéia. Two batteries of two bronze pieces (1&2) were located on both sides of Varadouro bay in order to defend the city. A third battery was found further north in front of the previous two. According to De Laets description, in 1631, the city was not fortified but defended by the three batteries: the middle battery was armed with nine pieces, the others with six and four pieces respectively.|
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|De Laet reports that the city of Filipéia was not fortified but defended by three batteries that controlled the access by water. The middle battery was armed with nine pieces, the others with six and with four pieces.|