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Map of the Island of Grenada Divided into Parishes

Title
Map of the Island of Grenada Divided into Parishes Divided into Parishes and including a Plan of The Harbour of St. George. Taken from an actual Survey made by Gavin Smith in the Year 1801 under the Authority of the Legislature of the Island.
Author
SMITH, Gavin
Publisher
Edward Stanford,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
1806.
Dimensions
1010 by 700mm. (39.75 by 27.5 inches).
Price
£800
Reference
12871

Description

Copy of an engraved chart [from 1899?], dissected and mounted on linen, marbled paper securing the folded map, Stanford publisher's label pasted to lower margin, brown slipcase with E. Stanford's label pasted on.

Notes

The chart depicts the Caribbean Island of Grenada, which was a British Colony until the 1974. It depicts the partition of the land into different estates and names their owners. A note at the bottom of the map states, that these figures have been constantly updated and corrected. Furthermore, it names all bays and islands surrounding Grenada and possible anchor spots. An additional map in the top left corner focuses on the harbour of the city St. George. The harbour is circled by four forts which refer to Grenada's position as an issue between French and English colonial interests.

The date of the map is unsure. The survey this map is based on was carried out in 1801; the notes concerning the ownership of the estates refer to the publication of a accompanying general list between 1806 and 1824. Finally, the edition of the present map shows, based on their outer appearance many similarities to other maps of the West Indies published by Edward Stanford 1860-1890.

Provenance

Sd. [signed] W.F. Lawrence, Subdt. of Works, 1899.