Lempriere, Clement


Bermuda or Summer's Island West-India Atlas Lempriere Jefferys Sayer

The Bermudas or Summer's Islands. From a survey by C. Lempriere. Regulated by Astronomical Observations.

"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."

"Here in the months of March, April, and May they Fish for Whales."

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 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 later Laurie and Whittle.(Online).

On age-appropriate laid watermarked paper with a fleur-de-lis surmounted by a crown

During Bermuda's colonial period ca. 1615 the island was divided into eight equally-sized administrative areas west of St. George's called "tribes" (parishes). These "tribes" were areas of land partitioned off to the principal investors of the Somers Isles Company.

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.

CREATOR: Lempriere, Clement



BODY OF WATER: Atlantic Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  Archival repairs to several marginal tears and reinforcement of centerfold all via reversible archival linen hinging tape. Small amount of age-toning as appropriate.

COLORING: Hand-colored.


SIZE: 24 " x 18 "


PRICE: $4500


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