van Keulen, Gerard

Jefferys Sayers Chart of Jamaica from West-India Atlas

Jamaica from the Latest Surveys: Improved and Engraved by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to the King.

DESCRIPTION: Attractive, very desirable antique British chart of the Island of Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea by Thomas Jefferys. After surveys by Dutch cartographer Gerard Van Keulen.

This spectacular 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. (Online).

"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: van Keulen, Gerard



BODY OF WATER: Caribbean Sea

CONDITION: Good.  Small paper Jamaican Arms pasted above the compass rose. Repaired fold separation at bottom of vertical fold.

COLORING: Hand color.

ENGRAVER: Jefferys

SIZE: 25 " x 18 "


PRICE: $450


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