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General map of the Colony of Suriname, sheet 3


General map of the Colony of Suriname, sheet 3

Heneman, Johan Christoph van / Klockhoff, H. / Keulen, Gerard Hulst van

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.

TThis 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. The northwestern part of the colony is shown here, with the Coppename and Saramacca rivers to the left.

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’.

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