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1449Lempriere: Bermuda or Summer's Island published by Sayer.DetailsLempriere, Clement1775
Bermuda or Summer's Island West-India Atlas Lempriere Jefferys Sayer
Lempriere, Clement
$4,500.00Lempriere--Clement-Bermuda-or-Summer-s-Island-West-India-Atlas-Lempriere-Jefferys-Sayer<div class="indenttextblock"> "This coast is the boldest in Bermuda and in some places the Largest Ships ships may with safety come within half gun shot of shore." </BR></BR> "Here in the months of March, April, and May they Fish for Whales." </div> </BR> Above are a few of the notes from this fine antique chart of Bermuda. An extremely desirable British chart titled: "The Bermudas or Summer's Islands." After a survey by Clement Lempriere. This is from the scarce <b>first issue of The West-India Atlas, 1775 by Sayer</b>, the other issues being 1781, 1787, 1794, 1796, 1807, and 1818 published by Sayer and later Laurie and Whittle.<a href="" target="_blank">(Online).</a> <br></br> On age-appropriate laid watermarked paper with a fleur-de-lis surmounted by a crown <br></br> During Bermuda's colonial period ca. 1615 the island was divided into eight equally-sized administrative areas west of St. George's called <b>"tribes" (parishes)</b>. These "tribes" were areas of land partitioned off to the principal investors of the Somers Isles Company. <br></br> From: "The West-India Atlas: or, A Compendious Description of the West-Indies: illustrated with Forty Correct Charts and Maps, taken from Actual Surveys. …" Authors: Clement Lempriere (original survey), Thomas Jefferys. Publishers: Robert Sayer. Jefferys died in 1771; Sayer acquired Jefferys' materials in preparation for this atlas, and published the atlas posthumously under his name.