Map/Chart > The Bahamas
The Island of Cuba with part of the Bahama banks and the Martyrs
Originally produced in 1775 for inclusion in Thomas Jefferys atlas of the West Indies, this is the later 1794 edition published by Laurie & Whittle.
|Size Of Original:||w 27" x h 22"|
|Paper Type||Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm|
The chart is very much in the style of other charts produced by surveyor and map maker Thomas Jeffreys at the time and indeed was drawn to adjoin his chart 'The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida or New Bahama Channel with the Bahama Islands' (see Heritage Charts A412).
This particular material was, after Jeffreys’ death, in 1771 published posthumously under his name by London publishers Sayer and Bennett in ‘The West Indies Atlas’ (1775). Laurie and Whittle, the publishers of this 1794 edition merely reissued the original pressing. It is a mark of the enduring legacy of Jefferys work that it lasted, in print, for so long after his death.