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Map of the mouth of the Marowijne River


Map of the mouth of the Marowijne River

Kraay, Eldert

Title Leupe: Paskaart van de Rivier Marowine. Alles door enigen ondervinding, door Kraay.

This map shows the mouth of the Marowijne River. Through soundings, indications of seabanks and notations at the lower right, the map grants advice on how to enter this river. It also depicts trees and houses at the coast as reference points with short comments. It was drawn ‘all by his personal exertions’ by the Amsterdam sea captain Eldert Kraaij in April 1772. In 1777, a printed version of this work was included in Johannes van Keulen’s Nieuwe Groote Lightende Zee-Fakkel. -North is below.

Scale-bar of 1 German Miles = 22300 Rhineland feet = [ca. 1 : 55.000].

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Sources and 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 (2012)