Willem Mogge

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      In 1667 Willem Mogge was sent to Suriname to make a "pertinent and accurate map of the whole of Suriname." The map Caerte ofte vertooninge vande Rivieren van Suriname (Map of the Rivers of Suriname), was published in 1671. It showed the names of the owners of the sugar plantations.
     The British controlled the colony until 1667 when they surrendered it to the Dutch. During the British administration the capital was Tararica, a township on the left bank of the river. Mogge's map shows a settlement called Paramaribo near Fort Zeelandia as the last settlements on the right bank of the Suriname river (lower right on the stamp).

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