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Auction 168, Lot 356

"Isle de la Iamaique Divisee par Paroisses ou sont Exactement Remarques les Ports et les Bayes ", Michault, Rene

Subject: Jamaica, Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean

Period: 1674 (circa)

Publication: Henri Justel's Recueil de divers voyages faits en Afrique et en l'Amerique

Color: Black & White

12.6 x 10.9 inches
32 x 27.7 cm
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This uncommon French version of Richard Blome's map of Jamaica was drawn from the surveys ordered by Sir Thomas Modyford, the governor of Jamaica from 1664-70. The map is based on John Ogilby's prototype with the island divided into its parishes. Ports and bays are identified, and the mountainous terrain is shown by shading. Of particular interest is the large inset map of the entire Caribbean and southern portion of North America. It presents the standard cartographic information of the period with the Mississippi River placed too far to the west and a large spurious lake in present-day Georgia. It does not reflect the English presence in Carolina - the Caroline place name is that of the old French fort.

References: Burden #440; Kapp (MCC-42) #18.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with faint offsetting. There is a binding trim at right with an associated tear that enters about 1" into image and has been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/6/2018