Auction 117, Lot 387

"Jamaica from the Latest Surveys", Jefferys, Thomas

Subject: Jamaica

Period: 1794 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

24.5 x 18.3 inches
62.2 x 46.5 cm

This detailed map of Jamaica shows the parishes, towns and villages, churches, forts, roads, rivers and ponds, harbors, anchorages, soundings, etc. A notation at upper left: "The Negro-towns are Distinguished by a Stroke under the Name." Flanking the title are two large inset plans of the Harbours of Bluefields and Kingston and Port Royal. These inset maps are also extremely detailed including the names of some plantations. First issued by Jefferys in 1775; this is the Laurie and Whittle edition.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1930 (1775 ed.).

Condition: B

Some offsetting throughout and toning on centerfold. Fold separations closed with archival tape in margins. Tear in margin closed with cello tape.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/6/2006