- Antigue : levée par Robert Baker, Arpenteur General de l'Isle ; traduit de l'Anglais
Barbados and Jamaica were Britain's major sugar islands, but smaller islands like Antigua also produced sugar for British markets. Based on a 1746 map by Robert Baker, the island's surveyor general, this version was republished for a French audience. The map reflects the intense competition between the French and British in the West Indies sugar trade. The map depicts roads (colored yellow) crisscrossing the island, while sugar mills powered by wind and cattle (colored red) dot the landscape. On the northern coast of the island, the area labeled "Royal's Bay" indicates where the Royall family of Medford, Massachusetts owned a sugar plantation.
- Le Rouge, Georges-Louis
- Jefferys, Thomas, -1771
- Private Collection
- Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Map Collection
Antigua--Maps--Early works to 1800
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua (island)
- Notes (citation):
LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 2004
Shows parishes, cities, settlements, roads, churches, windmills, "cattle mills," bays, anchorages, shoals and topography.
Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings.
Prime meridians: London and Ferro.
Inset: English Harbour ou Port Anglais.
Includes list of acreage of parishes and navigation notes.
Manuscript label on verso: No. 65. Isle Antigue.
This map can be viewed as a georeferenced overlay in an interactive application made especially for We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence http://d2o8owo4k087al.cloudfront.net/index.html?mapId=26.
- 1 map : hand color ; 45 x 59 cm.
Scale [ca. 1:43,000]
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