Daniel Good Rare Books and Engravings
1773 Bellin Rare Krevelt edition Map - Entrance to Berbice River, Guyana
Carte De L Entree De La Riviere De Berbice...1773
Rare Dutch edition engraved by Krevelt in 1773.
24.5 x 19.7 cm
The Berbice River, located in eastern Guyana, rises in the highlands of the Rupununi region. The Berbice flows northward for 370 miles (595 km) through dense forests to the coastal plain. The river's tidal limit is between 160 and 320 km from the sea. The town of New Amsterdam is situated on the river’s east bank, approximately four miles inside the river’s estuary, where it enters the Atlantic Ocean. A new bridge over the river joins New Amsterdam to Rosignol. Other communities on the Berbice River include Everton, Mara, Takama, Kalkuni and Kwakwani