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Map of the Worsteling Jacobs Quarry


Map of the Worsteling Jacobs Quarry

Wollant, Johann Friedrich Ferdinand

Title Leupe: Situatie Plan van de Steensprengery de Worsteling Jacobs enz.

Roughly 9 kilometres upstream of Jodensavanne, the Government ran the ‘the Stone-Blasting Works’ Worsteling Jacobs (The Wrestling of Jacob), a quarry on the western bank of the river that was bought on the account of the Society of Suriname in 1766 so as to be assured of a reliable, relatively cheap supply of natural stone ‘to maintain the fortresses’. Its location in the wider context, the specific situation and land of Worsteling Jacobs and a plan of the local buildings of the Society, plus another two cross sections, are very skilfully depicted in this map.

North is upper left.

Scale-bars of 100 chains of 66 Rhineland feet = [approximately 1 : 7,000] / [inset map] 150 chains of 66 Rhineland feet = [approximately 1 : 46,000] / [profiles] 2000 Rhineland feet = [approximately 1 : 3,700].

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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)