"Novissima et Acuratissima Barbados. Descriptio...", Ogilby, John
Period: 1671 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
14 x 11.6 inches
35.6 x 29.5 cm
This early map of Barbados shows coastal features without inland detail. The interior is filled with a vignette of a sugar mill surrounded by depictions of the bounty of the island, including pineapple, sugar cane, a cabbage tree, papaw, Beunawno, and Indian corn. Numerous windmills and the names of early landowners are shown along the coastline. Ogilby is not known to have traveled to Barbados, and his sources for this map are unknown.
References: Campbell (MCC-21) #3.
Wide margins with marginal soiling, minor toning, a light crease at right, and two minute holes in upper right corner or image. There is a centerfold separation that enters map image 1" at bottom and has been repaired with archival materials.