Barbadoes


Barbadoes

Item Information

Title:
Barbadoes
Title (alt.):
Plan of Bridgetown
Description:
Shows names of landowners and parish boundaries, includes 2 island profiles, lists area of each parish in acres, and includes inset of Bridgetown. Possibly related to Jefferys' manuscripts in the British Museum; cf. J.B. Harley, "The Bankruptcy of Thomas Jefferys" in Imago Mundi v.20 (1966) p.40.
Creator:
Jefferys, Thomas, d. 1771
Contributor:
Mayo, William
Name on Item:
surveyed by William Mayo ; engraved and improved by Thomas Jefferys, geographer to the King.
Date:
[1775?]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Newberry Library
Collection (local):
Edward E. Ayer Collection
Subjects:
Landowners--Barbados--Maps--Early works to 1800
Manuscript maps--Early works to 1800
Barbados--Maps--Early works to 1800
Barbados--Administrative and political divisions--Maps
Bridgetown (Barbados)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
BarbadosBarbados (island)
Notes:
Apparently a manuscript fair copy made in preparation for a printed edition of the map. The printed map was included in several atlases, beginning with Jefferys' The West India atlas (London : Sayer and Bennett, 1775). The Newberry Library holds the 1780 edition of this atlas, with the Barbados map dated 1775 (Ayer *135 .J46 1780, plate X). This printed map lacks the inset of Bridgetown. For a bibliography of printed editions of the map, cf. T. Campbell, "The Printed maps of Barbados" in The Map Collectors' Circle no. 21 (1965) entry no. 38 and plate XVII.
Inset in upper right (144 x 235 mm.): Plan of Bridgetown.
Relief shown by hachures.
Prime meridians: Greenwich and Ferro.
Pen-and-ink.
Possibly detached from a binding; multiple fold lines present; drawn on 2 overlapping sheets (583 x 489 mm. and 41 x 488 mm.); subsequently mounted flat onto cloth.
Extent:
1 ms. map ; 606 x 463 mm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:64,400]
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
http://www.biblioserver.com/newberry/index.php?m=search&id=&ftype=data&q=Ayer%20MS%20map%20319%20(NLO)
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