Plantations along the rivers Demerara and Essequibo
Bercheyk, Laurens Lodewijk van / Leth, Hendrik de
Title Leupe: Caerte van de rivier Demerary van Ouds Immenary, gelegen op Suyd Americaes Noordkust op de Noorder Breedte van 6 Gr. 40 Min. enz.
Map of the plantations along the Demerara river and part of the Essequibo river. The map shows the location and size of the plantations and comes with a list with the names of the plantations and their owners.
Legend: Suyker Plantage. Coffy Plantage. Broodgronden. Nog niet bepaald. Paerde Suykermolen. Water Suykermolen. Begonne Paerde Suykermolen. Begonne Water Suykermolen. De Zaagmole.
A cartouche contains a register of the plantations along the Essequibo: a through m. – On the bottem left a register of plantations along the east bank of the Demerary: 1 through 56. – On the bottom right a register of plantations along the west bank of the Demerary: 1 through 61. – On the top right a dedication by the maker to several WIC officials. – Scale bar of 600 kettingen of 60 Rhineland feet.
This map is nearly identical to VEL1492 and VEL1493, but lacks the inset showing Guyana and has a compass rose instead.Please contact Nationaal Archief for reuse and copyrights.