"Antigue, Levee par Robert Baker, Arpenteur General de l'Isle Traduit de l'Anglais", Le Rouge, George Louis
Period: 1779 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
23.6 x 18 inches
59.9 x 45.7 cm
This is a very scarce map of the island of Antigua vividly portraying the terrain and numerous protective bays. The chart is a French issue of Thomas Jefferys' map of 1775. Robert Baker was Surveyor General of the island and his four-sheet map of the island was published in 1748. The beautiful map shows parishes, plantations, churches, roads, mills, soundings, shoals, etc. A detailed plan of English Harbor is inset at top.
References: Sellers & Van Ee #2004.
Watermarked paper with a hint of toning, light offsetting, and a small paper flaw in the inset at top right.