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General map of the Colony of Suriname, sheet 5

General map of the Colony of Suriname, sheet 5

Title Leupe: Kaart van de Colonie Suriname en de onderhoorige rivieren en Districten, zoverre derzelver ontdekkingen nu zyn strekkende met de tot Culture gebragt zynde Landen en Plantagien enz.
This sheet is part of an overview of the entire colony of Suriname, made for the directors of the WIC residing in the Dutch Republic. This overview is chiefly meant to delineate the main area of plantations around the Commewijne and Suriname Rivers and to give a geographical impression of the uncultivated lands outside this zone. While the borders of the plantations are drawn tightly, nature is described in general terms like 'Highlands with forest' or 'Mud with sand'. Company gardens, posts, creeks and 'Indian' villages are indicated too. Here the southwestern part of the colony is shown, with the Marrowijne River separating the Dutch from the French territory. The southmost regions are inhabited by 'Auca Forest Negroes'.
North is down.
Several scale-bars are used, see the description on the first page of this collection of maps. Basic scale-bar of 1 German mile = 40 ‘strepen’.

creator Heneman, Johan Christoph van

(land surveyor / mapmaker)

Klockhoff, H.


Keulen, Gerard Hulst van






category print

copperplate printing


0.985 - 0.62 El.



owner Nationaal Archief
location(s) Marowijne River

Map/Chart/Plan   estate / plantation