Paramaribo, Surinam, 1808

Description

In foreground, slaves are rowing European visitors ashore from sailing vessel; another African (on left) is paddling a canoe. Waller, a surgeon in the British Navy, landed in Paramaribo in July 1808. As his ship approached the city, the Surinam river becomes more and more interesting. The right bank ascending, appears covered with cultivated grounds and villas; the Dutch and the English too have spared neither pains nor expense to render their habitations delightful. These villas are principally the country residences of the citizens.

Source

John A. Waller, A Voyage in the West Indies (London, 1820), facing p. 60.

Creator

Walker, John A.

Date Created

1808

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

Waller-3

Spatial Coverage

South America--Suriname

Citation

"Paramaribo, Surinam, 1808", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 23, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/789
In foreground, slaves are rowing European visitors ashore from sailing vessel; another African (on left) is paddling a canoe. Waller, a surgeon in the British Navy, landed in Paramaribo in July 1808. As his ship approached the city, the Surinam river becomes more and more interesting. The right bank ascending, appears covered with cultivated grounds and villas; the Dutch and the English too have spared neither pains nor expense to render their habitations delightful. These villas are principally the country residences of the citizens.
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