One of the earliest maps of Barbados

By OGILBY, John, 1670 

Novissima et Acuratissima Barbados Descriptio.

America Caribbean
  • Author: OGILBY, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publication date: 1670
  • Physical description: Engraved chart, minor tear just within lower neatline skilfully repaired.
  • Dimensions: 310 by 370mm (12.25 by 14.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 2620


The chart identifies Plantation owners, towns, bays, rivers and includes vignettes showing the indigenous crops; including a Cabbage Tree, Indian Corn, Pineapple Tree, Sugar Cane, and a sugar mill.

Published in John Ogilby’s America, one of the most influential English works on America published in the 17th Century. 


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