"Carta de la Isla de San Christoval...", Lopez, Juan (don)
Subject: St. Kitts
Period: 1780 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
15.6 x 14.3 inches
39.6 x 36.3 cm
Uncommon Spanish map of this Leeward island with detail of cities, towns, roads, forts, plantations, anchorages and shoals. The mountains, rivers and forested areas are depicted with a lovely two-dimensional quality. The island is divided into seven Parroquias (Parishes) and nine Quarteles (Quarters). A paragraph in the upper right corner credits Emanuel Bowen and Bellin as the cartographical sources for the map.
References: Tooley (MCC-81) St. Kitts #48; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.LOP-3a #27.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with attractive color, light scattered foxing, and a few minor extraneous creases. There are some archival paper repairs confined to the blank margins.