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Map of plantations in Berbice

Map of plantations in Berbice
 
 

Title Leupe: Kaart van Canaal en Ostsee kust van Berbice.
This map shows the plantations along the river. An elaborate index reveals the owners and extent of the plantations.
In addition, the map shows two new front polders along the river. These polders were strips of land which had been drained and made ready for building, directly south of the government quarters, and were divided into small lots for residences to facilitate the growth of the new town. (See VEL1665.)
This map served as an example for a corresponding map from 1803 compiled by the Berbice land surveyor J.H. Wiedeman, a more elaborate copy of which, drawn by a certain A. and G.H. Ampt, also exists (see VEL 1585).
North is upper left.  

creator Anoniem / Anonymous

(land surveyor / mapmaker)

period

ca. 1800

material

paper

category drawing
technique

coloured drawing

dimension

0.41 - 0.53. (44.5 x 56 cm.)

number

VEL1584

owner Nationaal Archief
location(s) Berbice
fortification(s) Andries, fort

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), 199