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  AMERICA 
 West Indies 

DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [The Antilles, with St Vincent and the Grenadines]
Carte Des Antilles Françoises et des Isles Voisines. Paris, 1717. Original outline colour. 650 x 370mm.
A detailed map showing Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada. Mustique and Union Island. Rivers, towns, and fortifications are shown.
[Ref: 16492]    £650.00 ($874 • €738 rates)


HOMANN HEIRS. [English Possessions in the West Indies]
Dominia Anglorum in præcipuis Insulis Americæ ut sunt S. Christophori, Antegoa, Jamaica, Barbados, nen non Insulæ Bermudes vel Sommers dictæ... Nuremberg, c.1730. Original outline colour. 500 x 580mm. Some restoration.
Five maps on one sheet: St Kitts, Antiga, Bermuda, Barbados and Jamaica, all English possessions.
[Ref: 8448]    £450.00 ($605 • €511 rates)


MOLL, Herman. [The Island of Barbados]
A New Map of the Island of Barbadoes, Containing All ye Parishes and Principal Plantations; together with ye Forts, Lines, Batteries, Roads &c. London, 1736. 185 x 265mm.
A highly detailed map of Barbados showing roads, paths, villages, settlements and other man-made and natural features.
[Ref: 16947]    £225.00 ($303 • €256 rates)


COVENS & MORTIER. [18th century map of Martinique]
Carte de L'Isle de la Martinique Colonie Françoise de l'une des Isles Antilles de L'Amerique. Amsterdam, Covens & Mortier, c.1740. 480 x 595mm. Very fine impression.
Map of Martinique after De L'Isle and Buache, marking each town, plantation house, windmill, watermill, and sugar works.
[Ref: 12311]    £650.00 ($874 • €738 rates)


OTTENS, Reinier & Joshua. [A magnificent wall map of the West Indies showing the War of Jenkin's Ear]
Grand Theatre de la Guerre en Amerique Suivant les Plus Novelles observations des Espagnols, Anglois, Francois & Hollandois. Amsterdam: Ottens, c.1741. Original colour. Six sheets conjoined, total 850 x 1590mm. Verdigris weaknesses reinforced on verso.
A monumental map of the West Indies published to illustrate the War of Jenkins' Ear (1739-1742), which broke out because of Spanish attempts to hamper British trade with Spain's colonies in the Americas. The eight inset maps shown St. Augustine, Havana, 'la Ville Espagnole de S. Domingue'; Porto Bello, Carthagena, Curaçao, Acapulco & Vera-Cruz. The war gained its name from an incident of eight years earlier: in 1731 Robert Jenkins was returning home from Jamaica in his brig the 'Rebecca' when the Spanish coastguard stopped him on suspicion of smuggling. Jenkins was tied to a mast and had one of his ears cut off by the Spanish captain, who handed it back instructing him to tell King George II that the 'same will happen to him if caught doing the same'. Trade rivalry continued and, at the end of the decade, Britain was concerned that Spain would withdraw the 'asiento' (permission for the British to sell slaves in Spanish America). In a Parliamentary debate about the possible loss of this lucrative trade, Jenkins waved his ear at the MPs and gave the pro-war faction a cause that the general public could understand.
[Ref: 13926]    £12,500.00 ($16,813 • €14,200 rates)


MOUNT & PAGE. [A British chart of the Lesser Antilles]
A Chart of the Caribe Islands. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 435 x 530mm.
A chart of the Lesser Antilles, orientated with north to the right, showing from Puerto Rico south to Trinidad and the Gulf of Paria. This example comes from Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources.
[Ref: 15696]    £700.00 ($942 • €795 rates)


SELLER, John. [A British chart of the triangular Atlantic Trade]
A General Chart of the Western Ocean. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 465 x 580mm. Narrow margins as issued , minor repairs to edges, a fine impression.
A chart of the North Atlantic between Land's End, Guinea, 'Wild Brazile', Florida and Newfoundland, the region of the triangular Atlantic trade. Merchant ships would fill with British manufactured goods, exchange them in West Africa for slaves and transport the slaves to the plantations of the Americas, where they would be exchanged for raw materials like sugar and tobacco, which would in turn be sold to the factories in England. The chart was first issued by John Seller in his 'Atlas Maritimus' c.1675. This example comes from Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources. See SHIRLEY: Maps in the Atlases of the British Library, M.M&P-5c for an edition of the following year.
[Ref: 15695]    £850.00 ($1,143 • €966 rates)


THORNTON, John. [A British sea chart of Jamaica]
The Island of Jamaica. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 410 x 530mm. A dark impression.
A chart of Jamaica with an inset of Port Royal. First published c.1700, this example comes from Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources.
[Ref: 15697]    £750.00 ($1,009 • €852 rates)


THORNTON, John. [A scarce English chart of Antigua]
A Large draught of the Island Antegua. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. Coloured. 260 x 330mm, set in text.
First published c.1700, this example comes from Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources.
[Ref: 16549]    £370.00 ($498 • €420 rates)


THORNTON, John. [An 18th century chart of Barbados]
Barbados. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 290 x 260mm, set in text.
A sea chart of the coasts of Barbados, with a letterpress description of the island and a woodcut coastal profile underneath, from Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources. It was original published by Thornton on the same plate as a chart of Bermuda, but for some reason the charts were separated, with the original title for Barbados also cut.
[Ref: 16951]    £480.00 ($646 • €545 rates)


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