NOVISSIMA ET ACCURATISSIMA JAMAICAE DESCRIPTION PER JOANNEM OGILUIUM.

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John Ogilby

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Novissima et Accuratissima Jamaicae Description per Joannem Ogiluium.

Copperplate engraving, 1671.
Image size 17 x 20 7/8" (432 x 532 mm).
Good condition with minor repair to centerfold in top margin; traces of original folds.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 64130
Price: $1,200.00
Publisher : Published by Ogilby, White Fryers, London.
This is the earliest detailed English map of Jamaica. It had a significant influence on subsequent maps. Based on surveys by John Man, Jamaica's surveyor general, Ogilby's map divides the island into named precincts and notes major cities and plantations. A large inset below lists the plantations and indicates whether they produce cocoa, indigo, sugar and/or cotton. On either side is a decorative title cartouche and a mileage cartouche adorned with putti. This is one of the few original maps from Ogilby's "America." Maps

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