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Map of the Mouth of the Essequibo River with the existing plantations and the lands yet to be allocated on the western bank (Plan XIII)

Map of the Mouth of the Essequibo River with the existing plantations and the lands yet to be allocated on the western bank (Plan XIII)
 
 

Title Leupe: Kaart van een gedeelte der Colonie Essequebo.
During his second visit to Surinam, between the end of 1772 and 1778, Johan Christoph Heneman was posted to Demerara and Essequibo for some one-and-a-half years in 1774 and 1775.
On the orders of the WIC, he explored the possibilities for establishing a better defence system in these colonies and drew up a project plan for a canal connection between the two rivers. This maps shows the location of the islands in the Essequibo estuary. It also elaborates the existing and yet to be cultivated lots on the west bank of the Essequibo River. It projects nurmerous fortresses too, among which the later Fort Zeelandia.
On other maps of Heneman from this period, plans are developed for reconstructing the posts on these islands.
Scale-bar of 4000 Rhineland rods = 184 ‘strepen’ [approximately 1 : 82,200].

creator Heneman, Johan Christoph von

(land surveyor / mapmaker)

period

1774-1775

material paper
category drawing
technique coloured drawing
inscriptiion

Heneman, Johan Christoph von

dimension

0.95 - 0.59 El. (102 x 67 cm.)

number

VEL1529

owner Nationaal Archief
location(s) Essequibo Leguan Island Wakenaam Island Hog Island Flag Island
fortification(s) Zeelandia, fort (Essequibo)

Map/Chart/Plan   compass / dial   estate / plantation   fortification  

Literature

  • Heijer, H. den, Grote Atlas van de West-Indische Compagnie = Comprehensive Atlas of the Dutch West India Company, II, de nieuwe WIC 1674-1791 = the new WIC 1674-1791 (Voorburg, 2012), 127