A plan of English Harbour, w.th the King's Yard and Carreeing Wharf, &c
A plan of English Harbour on the island of Antigua, drawn in 1750 by Colonel Sherrington Talbot using military drawing techniques. English Harbour was strategically placed at the eastern end of the south side of Antigua. It was almost landlocked and well protected against both bad weather and attack by the mountains and nearby forts, providing an unusually safe place for ships to be loaded and repaired. Its main weakness was its small size, but after an expansion of the number of buildings in the dockyard, it was used as a base by the Royal Navy. English Harbour was eventually closed in 1889. Talbot, S. Surveyor.
A CHART OF THE ANTILLES, or, CHARIBBE, or, CARIBS ISLANDS, WITH THE VIRGIN ISLES
This chart by cartographer L. S. de la Rochette (1731 ? 1802) was engraved by William Palmer and published by 'geographer to the King' William Faden in 1784. There is a compass rose at the centre of a network of rhumb lines (for sailing directions) and a smaller scale map of the region is inset at top right showing distances between the islands, sailing routes and a table recording latitude and longitude of each island. Down the right side of the map are represented the profiles of the headlands of the different islands- this is as they would appear to sailors from the sea. La Rochette. Cartographer.
A map of the English, French, Spanish, Dutch, & Danish Islands, in the West Indies, taken from an improved map of the geographer to the King of France, with the tract of the last West India Fleet, through the Windward Passage
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Venezuela cum parte Australi Novae Andalusiae
from America: being the latest, and most accurate description of the Nevv vvorld; containing the original of the inhabitants, and the remarkable voyages thither. The conquest of the vast empires of Mexico and Peru, and other large provinces and territories, with the several European plantations in those parts. Also their cities, fortresses, towns, temples, mountains, and rivers. Their habits, customs, manners, and religions. Their plants, beasts, birds, and serpents. With an appendix, containing, besides several other considerable additions, a brief survey of what hath been discover'd of the vnknown south-land and the Arctick region. Collected from most authentick authors, augmented with later observations, and adorn'd with maps and sculptures, by John Ogilby ...