Antigua, surveyed by Robert Baker,


Antigua, surveyed by Robert Baker,
Surveyor General of that island: engraved and improved by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to the King.
James Whittle & Richard Holmes Laurie, London 1819.

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Apparently unrecorded state of this important map, here in beautiful fresh condition and in the finest contemporary hand-colouring.

In 1749, Robert Baker published a four-sheet map of Antigua from his recent survey; in 1775, Thomas Jefferys prepared a single-sheet version for inclusion in his ‘West India Atlas’. Baker’s map, the first survey of the whole island, in both wall-map and atlas format, is the most important map of the island before the new surveys of the early 1850s. The single-sheet version, a more manageable size, proved particularly popular and remained in circulation up until 1860.
This example was sold as a folding map, described as improved to 1819; this state not recorded in Tooley, Printed Maps of Antigua.


Copper engraving, in original wash colour, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into the original green marbled slipcase with paper label, the map, widest: 491 x 615 mm.



Stock ID: 84374