JCB Map Collection
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A New & Exact Map of the Island of Barbadoes in America According to an Actual & Accurate Survey Made in the Years 1717 to 1721 ...
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engraving, hand coloring
Map of Barbados in two sheets. This part contains the upper portion of the map. Cartographic elements include scales, compass rose, shoals or sea banks, some topographical details, location of roads, plantations, windmills, and churches. Includes inset plan of the town of Bridgetown with items lettered for indentification in key at left, vignette of a surveyor who is assisted by Black people in a pastoral scene with windmills, dwellings, and surveying instruments such as measuring wheel, transit, and chains. Also includes decorative cartouche with dolphins or fish, allegorical figures, and musical instruments.
Known for his extensive work surveying and mapping Virginia, Mayo produced this first large-scale map of Barbados which fixed the legal boundaries of the parishes for the first time.