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Map of the Berbice and Canje rivers

Map of the Berbice and Canje rivers
 
 

Title Leupe: Nieuw gemeten kaart van de Colonie Berbice met derzelver plantagien en de namen der bezitters.
This general map shows the situation on the Berbice and Canje Rivers as it was just over five years after the Osterlin map (VEL1565).
In the interim period the land reclamation process, in the interest of developing new plantations, had rapidly progressed, especially along the upper reaches of both rivers.
This is a printed version of the maps of Knapp (VEL1566 and VEL1567), which includes an overview of nearby provinces in a small map at the bottom left as well as an elaborate index of plantations at the bottom of the map.
Three similar copies of this map, VEL1568A-C, have not been separately included in this database.
North is top right.
Scale-bars of 4000 Rhineland Rods = 157 ‘strepen’.

creator Ottens, Reinier

(publisher)

Ottens, Jousua

(publisher)

period

1740

material

paper

category drawing
technique

coloured engraving

dimension

0.49 - 0.72 El. (99 x 209 cm.)

number

VEL1568

VEL1568A

VEL1568B

VEL1568C

owner Nationaal Archief
location(s) Berbice Icoerwa
fortification(s) Brandwacht, fort (Berbice) Nassau, fort (Berbice)

Map/Chart/Plan   plantation   compass / dial  

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 (Asia Maior/Atlas Maior, Voorburg, 2012), 154-155