Auction 139, Lot 354

"Kaart van Surinamen", Stedman, John

Subject: Northern Suriname

Period: 1799 (circa)

Publication: Reize naar Surinamen…

Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 7.8 inches
43.9 x 19.8 cm

This uncommon map of northern Suriname is a Dutch version of John Gabriel Stedman's map originally published in his Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam. Stedman was a distinguished soldier fighting for a Scottish regiment employed by the Dutch, who was sent to Suriname to help suppress a revolt by former slaves, under the command of Colonel Fourgeoud. The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche depicting a Negro working on a barrel and a European smoking a pipe, and an eight-point compass rose. A small key to the left of the cartouche identifies military posts and encampments by Colonel Fourgeoud and his troops. The map also depicts numerous topographical details, "Negro" encampments, and notes throughout.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed on watermarked paper with two minute holes in upper-left corner of map image and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $350 - $450


Closed on 2/15/2012