A chart of Montego Bay on the north west shore of the island of Jamaica : Port Antonio on the north east shore of the island of Jamaica


A chart of Montego Bay on the north west shore of the island of Jamaica

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Title:
A chart of Montego Bay on the north west shore of the island of Jamaica : Port Antonio on the north east shore of the island of Jamaica
Title (alt.):
Port Antonio on the north east shore of the island of Jamaica
Description:
The most profitable commodity produced in the colonies was sugar, and the plantations of Jamaica created a vast amount of wealth for British merchants. Jamaica became the center of the Caribbean sugar trade by the 18th century; however, unlike the mainland colonies, the island never became self-sufficient – it existed only for the production of the crop. This 1780 chart of Montego Bay and Port Antonio shows two areas of the island that were dedicated to the export of raw sugar. Safe navigation of these ports was essential to the continuation of the sugar trade, and Britain made a point to conduct hydrographic surveys of the area, as they did on the mainland.
Creator:
Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (Joseph Frederick Wallet), 1722-1824
Date:
1780
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Jamaica--Maps--Early works to 1800
Montego Bay (Jamaica)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Port Antonio (Jamaica)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
Jamaica
JamaicaSaint James (county)Montego Bay
JamaicaSurrey (county)Port Antonio
Publisher:
[London] : J.F.W. Des Barres
Notes:
Relief shown by shading and hachures. Depths shown by soundings.
Appears in the author's Atlantic Neptune. London : [J.F.W. Des Barres], 1777-[1781].
Extent:
2 maps on 1 sheet ; 37 x 48 cm and 32 x 48 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:8,000]
Scale [ca. 1:18,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_004998
Call #:
G1106.P5 D47 1777
Barcode:
30000003813690
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