Nova Designatio Insulae Jamaicae Ex Antollanis Americae Septentrion.

SEUTTER, MATTHAUS..

A fine strong impression, clean and sound with traces of the old centre fold and reasonable margins. A fine example.

£750.00

Details

THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA IN 1730s

Publisher

Imperial Geographer Matthaus Seutter published in his 'Grosser Atlas' of 1734.,

Place

Augsburg

Date

no date but [1734].

Synopsis

Non poltremae secundum guberuationes suasaccuratas aeri incisa et publici juris sacta a matthaeo seuttero sac caes et reg cathol maj. geogr augustae vindel.

Item Description

22 x 19 inches, copper engraved map in original hand-colouring.

Notes

A fine large map of the island of Jamaica divided by parishes. Of particular note is an early representation of the small walled town in St. Catherine that would later become Spanish Town, a contender for the capital of Jamaica. The map itself is highly detailed with geographic features and port names. The soundings in a few harbours are included as well. The map has an extremely decorative allegorical title cartouche which depicts Negroes going about the process of harvesting and refining sugar, also shown are other exotic creatures, Turtles, and even a Mermaid.

[Stock No. 24531]

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