"An Accurate Map of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coast of America", Russell, John C.
Period: 1794 (circa)
Color: Black & White
19.8 x 13.8 inches
50.3 x 35.1 cm
This detailed map of the Caribbean shows mountains, rivers, lakes, towns, bays, islands and shoals. The southern part of the United States, including Florida and the Mississippi Delta, is shown at the top. East and West Florida are depicted. This is one of nine maps engraved by Russell and published in John Reid's An American Atlas. The same nine maps were included in An Historical, Geographical, Commercial and Philosophical View of the American United States by William Winterbotham (1763-1829) published in London in 1795 and 1799 and in New York in 1796 (some maps by other engravers). Reid's An American Atlas was meant to accompany the version of Winterbotham's history published without the maps.
Backed with tissue to reinforce and repair three fold separations, a few tiny areas of loss along fold intersections, and two tears that enter 1" & 2" into the map at left and top. There is light soiling, a binding trim at left to the neatline, and the map has also been trimmed at bottom with some loss of neatline.