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The First Modern Map of Suriname 

Fine example of W. L. Loth'a large map, generally regarded as the first 'modern' map of Suriname.

The vast majority of information depicted on the map appears along the major Rivers in the interior of the country, with very little detail shown in the southern reaches.

Loth drew on the surveys of Johan François Adriaan Cateau van Rosevelt and  L.C. van Lansberge undertaken between 1860 and 1879, but added significant new information, most notably the depiction of the New River as the continuation of the Corentyne River. 

The map depicts Suriname at a time when its borders were still very much in dispute with its British, French and Brazilian neighbors.

Condition Description
Dissected and laid on linen, with original slipcase.