JCB Archive of Early American Images
JCB call number:
D796 S812n / 1-SIZE
[top] View of the Settlement called the Jew's Savannah. [bottom] View of the Blue Bergh called Mount Parnassus.
Place image published:
J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard
Decr. 1st. 1791
plate 70; vol. 2, following p. 292
engraving, hand coloring
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[top] View of the Jewish Savannah on the Surinam River. Built environment includes a tent-boat, other boats, and dwellings. [bottom] View of a settlement at the base of a blue mountain. Built environment includes dwellings and tent boat being pulled by two enslaved Black people.
Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797
Narrative, of a five years' expedition, against the revolted Negroes of Surinam ... Vol. II.
Source place of publication:
Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, & J. Edwards, Pall Mall
The Jewish Savannah, the first permanent Jewish settlement in the New World, was settled first by Portuguese Jews between 1635 and 1639. During the first half of the eighteenth century, the 2,000 inhabitants of the Jewish Savannah constituted half of Suriname's white population.
Acquired before 1874.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Geography, maps, city views and plans
Suriname--Description and travel