Jan F. A. Cateau van
Rosevelt (1823-1891) was Surinam’s first Agent General of Immigration.
He was also Surinam's chief explorer and cartographer. He made many
maps between 1860 and 1879. He and J. F. A.E. van Lansberge
(1839-1883), a captain in the army published the definitive map of
Surinam in 1882. On the stamp he is pictured holding a map in front of
the ship, “Lallah Rookh,” which brought the first indentured laborers
from India in 1873. The stamp and two others were issued in 1973 to
commemorate the arrival of the first Hindustanis in Surinam.