- Author: Thomas Jeffreys
- Date: 1750
- Medium: Copperplate engraving
- Condition: Very good
- Inches: 13 1/2" x 16 3/8"
- Centimeters: 34.62 x 41.99
- Price: $1,100.00
A Map of the Island of Barbados, Drawn from an Actual Survey and from the Observations of The Rev. Mr. Griffith Hughes, M.A.F.R.S. by Thos. Jeffreys, Geographer, etc., from The Natural History of Barbados, Rev. Griffith Hughes, London.
This finely detailed engraved map of Barbados features a decorative cartouche containing source information and dedications. Included as well are symbols representing the sugar mills of the island and distinguishing them by the number of windmills thereon.
The Reverend Griffith Hughes (fl. 1707-1758), was a naturalist and author. Thomas Jefferys (c.1719–1771), the official geographer to King George III, was an English cartographer who was the leading map supplier of his day. He engraved and printed maps for government and other official bodies and produced a wide range of commercial maps and atlases.