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Map of plantations on Wakenaam Island


Map of plantations on Wakenaam Island

Saffon, Pierre-Louis de

Title Leupe: Kaart van het Eiland Wakename, in de zeekaarten genaamd Margeriten Eyland.

Just as in Surinam and the other colonies along the Wild Coast, in the eighteenth century the plantation areas on the banks of the Essequibo gradually moved to more accessible parts around the lower reaches of the river, the adjacent coastal regions and the islands of the estuary.

This cadastral map or certificate of registry of reclamation projects, shows the six plantations on the island of ‘Wakkenam’ (Wakenaam Island).

The results of the survey are transcribed below.

Originally J.F. Saffon would conduct this survey, but his kin P.L. de Saffon took the task on his shoulders.

The map is signed on 9 January 1767.

This map is part of a collection of cadastral surveys (see VEL1537 t/m VEL1542).

Scale-bar of 100 chains of 60 Rhineland feet = [approximately 1 : 18,400].

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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)