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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 various plantations along the river and coast. 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 concerns a more elaborate copy of a map from 1803 compiled by the Berbice land surveyor J.H. Wiedeman. In turn, the map of Wiedeman was based on VEL1584.
North is upper left.  

creator Ampt, H.


Wiedeman, J.H.

(land surveyor / mapmaker)





category drawing

coloured drawing


Canaal & Oost Zeekust van de Colonie de Berbice. Opgemaakt in den Jaare door & gevolgd naar dezelve door A. en G. H. Ampt 1803. Ampt, H.


0.43 - 0.54 El.



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

Map/Chart/Plan   plantation   compass / dial  


  • 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