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Auction 183, Lot 277

"Carte de la Colonie de Surinam sur les Rivieres de Surinam, Commewine et Cottica...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Suriname

Period: 1773 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

16.2 x 8.3 inches
41.1 x 21.1 cm
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Uncommon map of the Dutch colony of Suriname with excellent detail of the Suriname and Commewijne river systems, noting the boundaries of all the plantations laid along their paths. The capitol of Paramaribo is noted, in addition to the forts Amsterdam, Zelandia and Sommel. Soundings are noted at the river's mouth and a tent encampment of natives is shown at bottom right. Engraved by A. van Krevelt.


Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding on a bright sheet with a Strasbourg Bend & Lily watermark.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/9/2021