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Map of parcels along the Saramacca River


Map of parcels along the Saramacca River

Bernhardi, Heinrich Ludwig Ditloff

Title Leupe: Kaart van twee stukken land, geleegen aan de rivier Saramacca aan de Linker hand in het opvaren. No. 228 en 230.

This map shows the parcels belonging to J. A. van Lobreekt along the Saramacca River. The extent of these lots is given in Surinamese acres (1 acre = 0,43 hectares). The map is signed on 31 October 1799 and ratified on 15 April 1800.

The opening up of plantations along this river commenced in 1790, at the instigation of newly appointed Governor Juriaan François de Friderici. It soon became a popular location.

Scale-bar of 200 chains of 66 Rhineland feet = 245 ‘strepen’.

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