"Jonathan Dickenson Ramspoedige Reystogt van Jamaika na Pensylvania Nagespoord", Aa, Pieter van der
Subject: Colonial North America and Caribbean
Period: 1714 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
9.3 x 6 inches
23.6 x 15.2 cm
This interesting map is oriented with east at the top. It covers the eastern seaboard from Massachusetts through Florida to Cuba, Hispaniola and Jamaica. It illustrates the travels of Jonathan Dickinson from Jamaica to Philadelphia in 1696-7. Dickinson, a Quaker merchant from Port Royal, Jamaica, was shipwrecked on the southeast coast of Florida. The party, which included Dickinson's wife and infant son, was held captive by Indians for several days. They then traveled on foot up the coast, through numerous hostile Indian villages, to St. Augustine. The Spanish authorities then sent them by canoe to Charlestown, South Carolina, where they were able to find passage to their original destination, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The story of their harrowing ordeal was first published by the Society of Friends in 1699 and appeared in numerous editions and translations between 1700 and 1869.