Rowing a Tent Boat, Surinam, 1770
This engraving shows eight black men rowing a Tent-Boot, another at the helm, and a woman (?) with an umbrella sitting on the roof of the cabin; such boats were used by planters for riverine transport. See also image NW0264.
Philip Fermin, Nieuwe algemeene beschryving van de colonie van Suriname (Te Harlingen, 1770 [Dutch translation of Description gènèrale, historique, gèographique et physique de la colonie de Surinam (Amsterdam, 1769)],Vol. 2, between pp. 8-9. (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)
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