Map/Chart > The Caribbean
The Virgin Islands, Trigonometrically Surveyed and adjusted by accurate Astronomic Observations
Published 6 May 1816 by James Whittle and R.H. Laurie, London. Inset: Road Harbour. Scale of 1 inch to about 3 miles.
|Hydrographer/Surveyor/Artist:||Unknown. Published by Whittle & Laurie|
|Size Of Original:||w 31" x h 24"|
|Paper Type||Innova Smooth Cotton 315gsm|
This beautiful chart is unattributed but was likely engraved by Alexander Findlay Snr (1790-1870), father of Alexander George Findlay who took over Whittle and Laurie's business in the late 1850's.
The map is full of hydrographical detail such as soundings and recommended channels through the islands. It names all of the islands and prominent points, bays, harbours and towns on the islands. The chart includes a prominent inset of Road Harbour (and town). It identifies the Danish possessions of St. Thomas and St. John's islands by colouring them yellow. All of the British owned islands are colored pink.