Vue de gran Marché aux légumes, fruits et volailles
"View of the Central Market of Vegetables, Fruits and Poultry" (caption translation). This engraving shows a busy market in the center of Paramaribo, nestled in among Dutch-style housing. Note the gravestones on the ground in the lower left. Benoit described this area "as a large square. In former years the cemetery was located there, but the government, fearing an epidemic, moved it to the city's outskirts" (p. 17). 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 13" 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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