"Ruatan or Rattan Leve Par Henry Barsnley Lieutenant", Jefferys, Thomas
Subject: Central America
Period: 1779 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
23.7 x 18 inches
60.2 x 45.7 cm
Finely engraved chart featuring the island of Ruatan, known today as Roatan. In the 18th century New Port Royal was the location of a pirate settlement after an earthquake destroyed the original Port Royal in Jamaica. Two large insets: "Vieille Providence et Sta. Catalina" and "Port du Nouveau Port Royal." These charts are extremely detailed and show the locations of settlements, forts, reefs, safe harbors, and fresh water. A large compass rose occupies the center of the chart that was created by Lieutenant Henry Barnsley with improvements by Thomas Jefferys and issued here by Le Rouge.
Clean and crisp with some repairs in margins and couple of tiny wormholes on centerfold that have light tissue repairs on the face of the map.