"Nova Designatio Insulae Jamaicae ex Antillanis Americae Septentrion…", Seutter, Matthias
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.3 x 19.5 inches
56.6 x 49.5 cm
This large, beautifully engraved map shows the island divided into thirteen precincts, and is filled with numerous place names, forts, churches, rivers, plantations, and pastures. Certainly the most graphic feature is the highly decorative title cartouche that depicts native inhabitants gathering and processing sugar cane, while a mermaid and several sea turtles look on. A lovely compass rose and Latin text further embellish this terrific map.
References: Kapp (MCC-42) #56, pl. XXI.
A sharp impression with full contemporary color on a bright sheet with an "EK" watermark. There is minor soiling, a bit of toning along the centerfold at bottom, and a short centerfold separation at bottom.