Auction 113, Lot 311

"A Map of Jamaica [on sheet with] Barbados", Speed/Lamb

Subject: Jamaica and Barbados

Period: 1676 (published)

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

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

This is one of the new maps that Francis Lamb engraved for the final edition of John Speed's great world atlas. At top is a fine map showing the precincts (parishes) in Jamaica, and at bottom is a detailed map of Barbados. Each is beautifully engraved to illustrated topography and richly adorned with cartouches, sailing ships, sea monsters, the royal arms and compass roses. Basset and Chiswell's imprint in the Jamaica cartouche. English text on verso with fascinating descriptions of the islands.


Condition: A

Very faint toning on fold, else fine with good original margins.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Sold for: $700

Closed on 12/7/2005