"La Jamaique Dressee sur les Derniers Plans par Jefferys", Le Rouge, George Louis
Period: 1778 (dated)
Publication: Pilot Americain 2.e Partie
Color: Hand Color
23.7 x 18.1 inches
60.2 x 46 cm
This uncommon chart is the French version of the 1775 map by Thomas Jefferys. The map of the island is extremely detailed, depicting parishes, towns and villages, churches, forts, roads, rivers and ponds, harbors, anchorages, soundings, etc. A notation at upper left translates as: "The Negro-towns are Distinguished by a Stroke under the Name." Two large inset maps show the towns and ports of Bluefields and Kingston and Port Royal. Above the title is a large French-style compass rose.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) #M.LER-2a .
A nice impression on watermarked paper with wide margins, light toning along centerfold, and minor offsetting.