Detail View: JCB Map Collection: A New Map of the Island of Barbadoes wherein every Parish, Plantation, Watermill, Windmill & Cattlemill, is described ...

Accession Number: 
8189
File Name: 
8189-32
Call number: 
Cabinet Blathwayt 32
Map title: 
A New Map of the Island of Barbadoes wherein every Parish, Plantation, Watermill, Windmill & Cattlemill, is described ...
Place of Publication: 
[London]
Publisher: 
Sold by Mr. Overton at the White Horse without Newgate Mr. Morden at the Atlas in Cornhill Mr. Berry at the Globe at Charing Cross And Mr. Pask at ye Stationers Arms & Inkbottle on the North Side the Royal Exchange
Publication date: 
[1675-76]
Map size height: 
47.9 cm.
Map size width: 
56.2 cm.
Item description: 
engraving
Geographical description: 
Map of Barbados showing location of roads, individual farms, mills used for the grinding of sugar cane, and towns. Cartographic details include some topographical details, compass rose, and scale. Decorative elements include ships, fish, angels with navigational tools such as dividers. Decorative cartouche includes English royal coat of arms of Charles II, allegorical figures of a river goddess and god with oar and water vessel, a woman in armor [Britannia?], and a personification of plenty with cornucopia.
Cartobibliographic notes: 
This is the first printed economic map of an English American colony and represents Barbardos at the height of its early sugar production.The map was drawn by Richard Ford, a Quaker, whose religious principles caused him to omit the names of many forts and to avoid the word, "church."The Blathwayt Atlas is a collection of 48 maps assembled between 1680 and 1685 as a reference atlas for the Office of Trade and Plantations, compiled by William Blathwayt, Secretary to the Lords of Trade and Plantations.
References: 
Black, J.D., ed. Blathwayt Atlas, vol. II, p. 180-185
Geographic Area: 
Caribbean
Normalized date: 
1675
Creator: 
Richard Ford