Auction 178, Lot 237

"Map of the Virgin Islands, for the History of the West Indies", Edwards, Bryan

Subject: Virgin Islands

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication: The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies

Color: Hand Color

8.9 x 6.9 inches
22.6 x 17.5 cm

This map of the Virgin Islands was made by Bryan Edwards, a Jamaican planter and politician, for his 1793 publication describing the West Indies. The map covers the area between Puerto Rico's eastern shore and Anguilla, Saint Martin, and Saint Kitts, with all of the major Virgin Islands shown, including Saint Thomas, Saint Croix, and Tortola. Dozens of smaller islands are named, as are various bays, harbors, and points. Published by John Stockdale.


Condition: A

Issued folding on sturdy paper with minor offsetting.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/10/2020