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Auction 168, Lot 370

"Insula Barbadoes in Suas Parochias Distincta, una cum Oris Maritimis, Vus &c. ad Fidem Anglicani Authoris Delineata", Homann Heirs

Subject: Barbados

Period: 1737 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.9 x 8.8 inches
27.7 x 22.4 cm
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This bold copper-engraved map of Barbados was copied from Moll's map of 1729. The island is divided into parishes, with numerous cities, churches, plantations, and roads depicted. A decorative compass rose orients west at the top of the map. Contained in the title cartouche are a legend, a list of the eleven parishes with their population, and a note giving a brief history of Barbados from the reign of King James I. The Barbados map was one of five maps on the sheet, including St. Kitts, Antigua, Bermuda, and Jamaica, which have been trimmed from this folio sheet.

References: Campbell (MCC-21) #26.

Condition: B+

Very light toning. Trimmed to neatlines and remargined with old paper.

Estimate: $160 - $190


Closed on 6/6/2018