18TH CENTURY MAP OF GUADELOUPE

 

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AUTHOR:

JEFFERYS, THOMAS

TITLE:

Guadeloupe, done from actual surveys and Observations of the English, whilst the Island was in their Possession, with Improvements by Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to the King... London. Printed for Robt. Sayer … 20 Feby 1775.

CONDITION:

One large folio sheet, 18” x 24”. Period outline color. Small paper loss in upper margin, not affecting engraved image, otherwise fine condition. Some original outline color.

DATE:

1775

DESCRIPTION:

This is the finest eighteenth century map of Guadeloupe. It is based on the surveys conducted by Lieut. Archibald Campbell during the British occupation of the island from 1759 to 1763. Jefferys had published smaller maps of the island using Campbell’s surveys in 1768 and others years, but this large-scale example “contains more detail than Jefferys’ earlier maps of the area and encompasses the small neighboring islands of Marie-Galante, Desirade, Iles des Saintes, and Petite-Terre” (Sellers & Van Ee.) Copies of this map were included in Jefferys’ West-India Atlas, published by Robert Sayer, London, 1775, the first standardized atlas for all of the Caribbean. Campbell later distinguished himself in Bengal, and in America during the Revolution, where he constructed a map of the Northern Frontiers of Georgia, published by Faden in 1780.

REFERENCES:

Sellers & Van Ee, 2022; see Phillips, Atlases, 2699 (29); National Maritime Museum Cat., 360 (93.)

Inventory No. 7996

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