Map of a draft for a canal to be built between the Suriname and Saramaca river
Böhm, Johann Gottfried Rabanus
Titel Leupe : Kaart van de geprojecteerde doorsnyding tusschen de rivieren Suriname en Saramacca (ter hoogte van de redout Purmerend).
This map shows the draft for the construction work in the area between the Suriname and Saramacca river to the northwest of Paramaribo.
This draft includes the depcition of a canal running from the Suriname river to the Oranje Creek, which is connected to the Saramacca river.
Both sides of the river are divided into ribbon farms which are assigned the numbers 1 to 87.
The width of the lods are indicated through Rhineland Chains.
A text inside the lots reads : Land along the Canal which will be sold .
See also the maps 1767A, 1767B, 1768, 1772, 1773.
Taken from the report of the Governor from 27 sept 1786 ad I.
Scale of 1000 chains of 66 Rhineland Feet = 218 'strepen'.Please contact Nationaal Archief for reuse and copyrights.