Jefferys, Thomas

Antique nautical chart of Martinique West-India Atlas Jefferys Sayer

Martinico. Done from Actual Surveys and Observations made by English Engineers whilst the Island was in their Possession by Rhomas Jefferys, Geographer to the King.

DESCRIPTION: Fine, very desirable chart of Martinique (Martinico) in the the Caribbean Sea. A beautiful British-published chart based on hydrographic surveys by English engineers before 1775. Inset port plan of Cul de Sac Royal or Fort de France Bay.

The chart is from the scarce first issue of 1775 by Sayer, the other issues being 1781, 1787, 1794, 1796, 1807, and 1818 published by Sayer and then Laurie and Whittle. (Online). Publishers attribution reads: "London. Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map and Printseller. No 53 in Fleet Street as the Act directs 20th Feb.y 1775.

From: "The West-India Atlas: or, A Compendious Description of the West-Indies: illustrated with Forty Correct Charts and Maps, taken from Actual Surveys. Together with An Historical Account of the Several Countries and Islands which compose that part of the world. Their Discovery, Situation, Extent, Boundaries, Product, Trade, Inhabitants, Strength, Government, Religion, &c." Authors: Gerard van Keulen, 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.

CREATOR: Jefferys, Thomas



BODY OF WATER: Caribbean Sea

CONDITION: Good.  Some light and uniform age toning. Heavy paper.

COLORING: Attractive hand color.


SIZE: 24 " x 18 "


PRICE: $900


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