Auction 112, Lot 324

"Jamaica", Speed/Lamb

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1676 (published)

Publication: A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World

Color: Hand Color

5 x 3.3 inches
12.7 x 8.4 cm

This rare little map is from the last edition of the 'miniature Speed atlas' published by Thomas Bassett and Richard Chiswell. Francis Lamb engraved seven new maps for the last folio edition of the Prospect, including one of Jamaica. It is presumed that he also engraved the ones for the miniature edition, although the plate is not signed. The map is divided into parishes with forests and mountains in the interior, and place names along the coastlines. English text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 139.

Condition: B

Later color with slight bleed through.

Estimate: $300 - $350


Closed on 9/28/2005