"A Map of the Island of Tobago, Drawn from an Actual Survey", Bowen, Thomas
Period: 1779 (dated)
Publication: Gentleman's Magazine
Color: Black & White
9.5 x 7.5 inches
24.1 x 19.1 cm
An attractive, small map fully engraved with much detail on the island. The island is partitioned into seven divisions, each identifying the number of acres and estates. Near Rocky Bay is a notation about the location of King Roufsels People, referring to a small group of Amerindians, the remaining indigenous people of Tobago. Soundings and shoals marked in the harbors, and the map is oriented with a nice compass rose.
References: Jolly GENT-262; Sellers & Van Ee #2112.
A crisp example with faint foxing and narrow margins, but still sufficient for framing.