Map/Chart > The Caribbean
The map shows this important island Divided into Parishes and is taken from an earlier French map.
|Size Of Original:||w 27" x h 22"|
|Paper Type||Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm|
This detailed map of the Island of Grenada was produced by Thomas Jeffreys at the behest of the then Governor of the Island George Scott. It details this beautiful, and commercially important, island in many different ways. The island's major product was, like many other Caribbean Islands, sugar and indigo but later in the 18th century turned to the spices of nutmeg and mace. As with so many islands in the Caribbean Grenada was the subject of much commercial, political and military to-ing and fro-ing between Britain and France. Having originally been settled by the French in 1649 and under its rule until it was successfully invaded by the British in 1762 in the course of the Seven Years War, Grenada was officially ceded to British control in 1763 under the terms of settlement of the Treaty of Paris in 1763.