Plan of the Isle of Trinidad from actual Surveys made in the year 1797.
Copper engraving (by George Allen) with original wash colour. Published by Robert Laurie and James Whittle, No 53, Fleet Street, London, 12th December 1809. This copy comes from a subsequent publication c.1814.
Image size: 513 x 660mm, plus borders.
In generally good condition: a firm impression with fresh, bright colour. Some staining to corners at top left and right, but barely impinging on the image itself. Two tears (25mm each) at bottom left and right made good. Small loss at bottom centre-left outside plate-mark repaired. Slight evidence of spine-fold, as issued.
A wonderful map showing the general topography of the Island - main settlements (villages and missions), roads, footpaths, etc. The two insets give the following information: 'Quarters of the Island' and 'Population - Whites, Colour, Slaves, Indian' in 1797'. A note appended at bottom right reads, 'DIRECTIONS for navigating on the coasts of this Island may be found in Laurie and Whittle's New Sailing Directions for the Caribee Islands'.