- Author: George Matthäus Seutter
- Date: 1730
- Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
- Condition: Excellent
- Inches: 22 1/4" x 19 5/8"
- Centimeters: 57.06 x 50.32
- Price: $1,200.00
NOVA DESIGNATIO INSULA JAMAICAE EX ANTILLIANIS AMERICAE SEPTENTRION, G. M. Seutter. J. M. Probst, Augsburg.
A handsome map of the island of Jamaica by a premier 18th century mapmaker, Mathias Seutter (1678-1756). The map shows Jamaica divided into precincts and details topographical features of mountains, forests, rivers & small settlements. Around the coasts the map indicates harbors, bays with depth soundings, shoals & small offshore islands.
The cartouche is superimposed upon the canvas roof of a work building, which is surrounded by workers cooking sugarcane juice, among other things, and several sea turtles. A mermaid swims in the breakers near the shore.
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