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Jeffery's beautiful and detailed chart of Curaçao

Title
Curacao from the Dutch Originals of Gerard van Keulen, Regulated by Astronomical Observations.
Author
JEFFERYS, Thomas
Publisher
Published by Laurie & Whittle, No.53 Fleet Street,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
12th May, 1794.
Dimensions
460 by 610mm (18 by 24 inches).
Price
£2,500
Reference
2081

Description

Double-page engraved chart, original hand-colour in outline, inset plan of Fort Amsterdam.

Notes

This finely detailed chart was first published in Thomas Jefferys' 'West India Atlas' of 1775. The chart is based upon the work of the great Dutch cartographer Gerard van Keulen, and depicts harbours, shoals and banks, Fort Amsterdam, plantations, salt pans, ruined houses, wells, anchorages and vegetation; Relief is shown by hachures, and depths by soundings; to the upper right are four coastal profiles.

The present chart was published in the 1794 edition of the Pilot by Laurie and Whittle.

Bibliography

cf NMM 366 pl. 103 for an example of the 1796 edition.