Vue de la rue Sarameca
"View of Sarameca Street" (caption translation). This engraving shows houses in Paramaribo. The author described how "Sarameca-Straat is where the most and best stores and shops of the colony are located. . . It is the general congregating place not only for foreigners, but also of all classes of locals" (p. 21). Pierre Jacques Benoit (1782-1854) was a Belgian artist, who visited the Dutch colony of Suriname on his own initiative for several months in 1831. He stayed in Paramaribo, but visited plantations, maroon communities and indigenous villages inland.
"Figure 31" in Pierre Jacques Benoit, Voyage à Surinam; description des possessions néerlandaises dans la Guyane (Bruxelles: Société des Beaux-Arts de Wasme et Laurent, 1839).
Benoit, Pierre Jacques
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"Vue de la rue Sarameca", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 27, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2320