"Tabago Dresse sur des Arpentages nouveaux par Jefferys Geographe…", Le Rouge, George Louis
Period: 1777 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
24 x 18.3 inches
61 x 46.5 cm
This is a very scarce map of the island of Tobago vividly portraying the mountainous terrain and numerous protective bays. The chart is a French issue of Thomas Jefferys' map of 1775. The map illustrates the rapid development of sugar plantations; each large division is noted with the number of estates (286 total) and acreages. Only a small, mountainous portion of the island is undeveloped. The map depicts the Indian villages, watering places, forts (including a demolished French fort), rocks, shoals, and anchorages with very specific navigational notations. Two large insets depict Great & Little Courland Bays and Man of War Bay.
Original outline color and wide original margins with a bit of faint foxing and a soft fold near center.