May 26, 2016 - Sale 2417

Sale 2417 - Lot 12

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
AN UNRECORDED STATE OF THE "THE FIRST LARGE-SCALE MAP OF JAMAICA" BROWNE, PATRICK. A New Map of Jamaica, In which the Several Towns, Forts, and Settlements are accurately laid down...the Greatest part drawn or corrected from actual surveys made by Mr. Sheffield and others, from the year 1730 to the year 1749. Very large engraved map of Jamaica, on two joined sheets. 29x54 inches sheet size; original hand-color in outline. London, 1755

Additional Details

Kapp notes two states, the first with the imprint of John and Carrington Bowles (1755), the second with that of Carrington Bowles and Robert Wilkinson (1790). This example has no imprint, but still bears the date 1755. It is probably an intermediate state between those listed by Kapp. See Kit Kapp, "The Printed Maps of Jamaica up to 1825," (MCS 42), 71, plate 25 (first state.)