Auction 111, Lot 298

"The Island of Jamaica and Cape Gracias a Dios with the Banks", Jefferys, Thomas

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication: The West Indian Atlas

Color: Hand Color

25 x 18.5 inches
63.5 x 47 cm

A superb chart of Jamaica and the Mosquito coasts of Honduras and Nicaragua, labeled here Moskito King's Party. The map includes extraordinary navigational details with extensive depth soundings, shoals and reefs, and includes the Galleons Track from Cartagena to Havana. Various types of vegetation are identified including coconut trees, pine trees, bamboo, and grape vines. The chart is embellished with two dramatic wind roses in the upper corners and several shipping routes. Published by Laurie & Whittle.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1929.

Condition: B

Light overall toning with minor mat burn and abrasions in blank margins. Professional repairs of short fold separations and marginal tears. Some ink notations in blank margins from a previous framing.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/8/2005