Jefferys, Thomas

Antique Chart of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean Sea Jefferys Sayer

Guadeloupe, Done from Actual Surveys and Observations of the English, whilst the Island was in their Possession, with Improvements by Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to the King.

DESCRIPTION: Fine antique British chart of the island of Guadeloupe ("Guadaloupe") in the Caribbean Sea. Includes the nearby islets of Marie-Galante, Isle des Saintes, Petit Terre, and la Desirade. Jefferys names three main sections of Guadeloupe: Basse Terre, Cares Terre, and Grand Terre. With depth soundings, sand banks, and anchorages identified. Fine central compass rose.

Attribution reads: London. Printed for Robert Sayer Map and Printseller. No. 53 Fleet Street as the act directs 20 February, 1775.

The chart is from the scarce first issue of The West-India Atlas, 1775 by Sayer, the other issues being 1781, 1787, 1794, 1796, 1807, and 1818 published by Sayer and then Laurie and Whittle. The volume combined both the elements of an atlas and a pilot, with geographic and hydrographic information. The maps include those for the larger individual islands of the West Indies. (Online).

CREATOR: Jefferys, Thomas



BODY OF WATER: Caribbean Sea

CONDITION: Good.  Some offsetting. Light age toning. Chip in upper right corner.

COLORING: Hand color.

ENGRAVER: Jefferys

SIZE: 24 " x 18 "


PRICE: $800


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