“Gezigt op de Waterkant en reede van Paramaribo” [View on the Waterkant and port of Paramaribo], color lithograph made by Jacob Eduard van Heemskerck van Beest after a drawing by Gerard Voorduin, published in Amsterdam in 1860 by Frans Buffa as part of a series of prints with views of the Dutch West Indies. Size: (view) 27,5 x 41,5 cm.
It is very busy on the Suriname River. In front of the Waterkant, large sailing ships are anchored while small boats come and go. On the right an Indian in a dugout canoe, in the front a pondo, a ferry, with which products from the plantations were transported to the city, in this case barrels of sugar. Behind it a Curaçao schooner with the Dutch flag.
The building with the red roof behind it is the Waag, where products such as coffee were weighed before being exported. To the left of it, the so-called Platte Brug, a mooring place for tent boats. The buildings on the Waterkant date from after the great city fire of 1821, when the entire street was reduced to ashes. Gerard Voorduin drew this plate around 1860.
Price: Euro 975,-