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    The Traveller's Tree by Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) was an intrepid traveler, a heroic soldier, and a writer with a unique prose style. After his stormy schooldays, followed by the walk across Europe to Constantinople that begins in A Time of Gifts (1977) and continues through Between the Woods and the Water (1986), he lived and traveled in the Balkans and the Greek Archipelago. His books Mani (1958) and Roumeli (1966) attest to his deep interest in languages and remote places. In the Second World War he joined the Irish Guards, became a liaison officer in Albania, and fought in Greece and Crete. He was awarded the DSO and OBE. He lived partly in Greece—in the house he designed with his wife, Joan, in an olive grove in the Mani—and partly in Worcestershire. He was knighted in 2004 for his services to literature and to British–Greek relations. Joshua Jelly-Schapiro is a doctoral student in geography at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written for The Guardian , The Believer , The Nation , Foreign Policy , and The New York Review of Books , among other publications.

    History Of Trinidad by Lionel Mordaunt Fraser

    Twenty Nine Years In the West Indies and Central Africa by Rev Hope Masterton Waddell With New

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    A New Plan of the Island of Grenada, from the Original French Survey of Monsieur Pinel Taken in 1763 by Order of Government and Now Published with the Addition of English names, Alterations of Property and Other Improvements to the Present Year 1780... by FADEN, William (1749-1836)

    London: By William Faden, 1780. Fine folding engraved map (32 ¼ x 24 inches). Laid down on cartographic linen in 20 sections, showing the island of Grenada in detail, the title and key upper left, dedication to Lieut. General Robert Melvill lower right, scale center along bottom edge, decorated with a large compass rose, with original hand coloring in outline (a bit thumbed). Provenance: Manuscript title and ownership inscription of Hugh Percy, 2nd Duke of Northumberland (1742-1817) on verso. WONDERFUL MAP OF GRENADA FROM LIBRARY OF HUGH PERCY, 2ND DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND, BRITISH OFFICER IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION First edition. This large-format, very detailed map includes all landholdings, elevation, and water courses, as well as all the main towns, cities, and ports of Grenada. The key includes symbols for "Sugar Mills drove by Water," "Sugar Mills drove by Cattle," "Great Coffee or Cocoa Plantations," "Small Ditto," and "Pottery or Tile Kilns." Partner of Thomas Jeffreys, London's leading mid-18th century engraver, William Faden assumed sole control of the business after his colleague's death and continued Jeffreys's tradition of producing the finest quality engraved maps and atlases. Faden's fine engravings, in fact, made him one of the greatest cartographers of the 18th century. Faden's talent for mapmaking was such that he was named official geographer to the king in 1775, just five years before he produced this map. Hugh Percy, 2nd Duke of Northumberland, was a British peer and politician, and an officer in the British army during the American Revolution: "In 1763 and again at the 1768 general election, Percy was elected, unopposed, an MP for Westminster. In the Commons he supported the Grenville ministry, and in February 1766 he voted against the repeal of the Stamp Act...[Percy] departed with his regiment in May 1774 for service in North America. He watched with increasing dismay as the situation deteriorated in New England: 'this Country', he told his father on 12 September, 'is now in as open state of Rebellion as Scotland was in the year 45' (Percy papers, vol. L, pt A, fol. 16). When at length hostilities began at Lexington and Concord on 19 April 1775 Percy played a crucial role in saving Lieutenant-Colonel Smith's force from destruction as it retreated to Boston. Percy's brigade, together with two field pieces, met Smith's beleaguered column on the road between Menotomy and Lexington. Percy's troops held the enraged Massachusetts militiamen at bay while Smith's men regrouped, and then escorted Smith's battered command back to Boston under heavy fire. His coolness was widely praised, and he became the hero of the hour in besieged Boston. In July 1775 he was appointed major-general in America, and in September major-general in the army. "In 1776 Percy was involved in the campaign in and around New York. After the British victory on Long Island (27 August 1776) he wrote that the Americans 'will never again stand before us in the Field. Things seem to be over with Them & I flatter myself now that this Campaign will put a total End to the War' (Letters, 69)-a misjudgement, but one shared by many of his colleagues. He took part in the storming of Fort Washington on 16 November 1776, and at the beginning of December he went with General Clinton on the expedition to occupy Newport, Rhode Island. In January 1777 Clinton left Rhode Island for England, leaving Percy in charge of the garrison. "Over the next few weeks Percy's relationship with General Sir William Howe (1729-1814), the British commander-in-chief in America, rapidly deteriorated. Percy complained at Howe's decision to reduce the number of troops under his command in order to reinforce the army operating in New Jersey. He was further aggrieved when Howe pressed him to send a large quantity of forage to New York, which Percy believed could not be spared. When Howe criticized a civil appointment that Percy had made on Rhode Island, then reversed the decision of a court martial over which Percy had presided, and finally implied that he should have taken Providence as well as Newport in the preceding December, Percy decided that he would not allow himself to be 'subject to another such indignity' (Willcox, 127-8). Howe, for his part, regarded Percy as over-sensitive and too status-conscious: 'he thinks I have not treated him according to his rank as an Offr. & Heir apparent to ye Dukedom of Northumberland' (Howe to General James Grant, 18 March 1777, Macpherson Grant papers, bundle 252). Percy returned to England on 5 May, his departure lamented by both the army and the civilian population of Rhode Island, where his humanity and concern for the inhabitants earned him much popularity. Ostensibly, he left America to inherit the Percy barony from his mother, but the real reason for his return home was soon widely known. "Back in England, Percy was promoted in August 1777 lieutenant-general, but he played no further active part in military operations during the American war. In November 1784 he was appointed colonel of the second troop of Horse Grenadier Guards. He inherited his father's dukedom in June 1786, and was lord lieutenant and vice-admiral of Northumberland in 1786-99 and 1802-17. He was promoted general in October 1793, and was colonel of the Royal Horse Guards from December 1806 to 1812...Percy died of rheumatic gout...on 10 July 1817" (Stephen Conway for DNB). His illegitimate brother, James Smithson, was the founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution, despite never having visited the United States. Robert Melvill (1723-1809) was a Scottish soldier, botanist, and inventor who served as acting governor of Grenada 1764, and again in 1770-71. Daniel Paterson (1739-1825) was a British army officer and cartographer, best known for his road-map books, as well as "A Topographical Description of the Island of Grenada" (1780). An attractive copy of a large and detailed map of Grenada, with a distinctive provenance..



    The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies [Two Volumes] by Edwards, Bryan

    London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1794. Second edition. Tree calf bordered in gilt, rebacked with original spines laid down, new labels, gilt title. Very good copies with chips to ends and edges of backstrips; new spine labels; 3" chip to margin of 1 leaf (p.57, Vol. II), endpapers offset at edges; plates clean but for light marginal foxing; except first part of large folding map with repaired tear in blank area; 1 map and 1 plate foxed.. xxxvi, 24, 494 pp.; 520 pp.; + plates. Illus. with b/w 16 plates and maps, 3 of which are folding (1 map in 2 sheets, both folding). Sm. 4to. "A classic in British Caribbean literature and probably the most famous work in the field. Standard for over a century, and still in many respects the best book on the subject up to the close of the 18th century," (Ragatz: British Caribbean History, p. 165). Edwards was a wealthy and successful Caribbean planter, merchant, and banker, and this work reflects that point of view as he argues for free trade with the United States, local autonomy, and the continuation but regulation of slavery. A valuable work for portraying conditions in the period between the conclusion of the American Revolution and the halt to trafficking in slaves. Sabin 21901. Ragatz: p. 165. Griffin 2796. ESTC T136756.



    Nouvelles de l'Amerique, Ou le Mercure Ameriquain. Ou sont contenues trois histoires veritables arrivees de notre temps by PIRATES

    Rouen: Francois Vaultier, 1678. First. hardcover. good. 267pp. + 1 page from the publisher. 24mo, 18th century or early nineteenth century 1/2 calf with gilt spine and marbled boards, head of spine and edges of corners very lightly worn, several pages cropped on top margin, bottom margins throughout are lightly soiled, later annotations on margins of title page, preface, and page 266., bottom margin lacking on last page of text, with a slight loss to letters in two words of the publisher's ad page at end. Rouen, Francois Vaultier, 1678. First Edition. Scarce Three novels with pirate themes in one volume. The titles are: "Histoire de Don Diego de Rivera,"Histoire de Mont-Val," and "Le destin de l'Homme, ou les Avantures de Don Bartelimi de la Cueba, Portugais." "A collection of three love-tales. The heroes are buccaneers and filibusters." Sabin 56094. This work was published in the same year as Alexander Esquemeling's book on pirates of the West Indies, "De Americaensche Zee-Roovers." Alden, European Americana, 678/99.



    The birds of Haiti and San Domingo.. by Cory, Charles B

    Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1885. Edition limited to 300 copies for subscribers, 4to, 4 parts in one, pp. 198; 1 map and 22 hand-colored plates; slightly later 3/4 dark maroon morocco with gilt-lettered spine, all original wrappers bound in at the end, an ex-library copy with minor wear to extremities and rubbed area on spine from removal of call numbers, some spotting to plates, still a very good copy.




    London: Arthur Miall, 25, Bouverie Street, E.C., 1866. 92pp + folding table. Disbound, light tanning, blank edges of final leaf chipped. Good+ or so. Cardwell was Secretary of the Colonies; Reverend Underhill says he published this Letter "in self-defence," because Jamaica's Governor Eyre blamed Underhill's Letter for "exciting to sedition" and causing rebellion in Jamaica. His Letter asserts, "multitudes are suffering from want little removed from starvation"; crime, "extreme poverty," "denial of political rights to the emancipated negroes", and other pathologies thrive. In addition to Underhill's commentary and Letter, this pamphlet includes a Letter of the Ministers of the Jamaica Baptist Union to Governor Eyre, and other material confirming the Island's social, economic, and political distress. LCP 10536. Not in Ragatz.



    An account of the expedition to the West Indies, against Martinico, with the reduction of Guadelupe, and other the [sic] Leeward Islands; subject to the French King, 1759...The third edition by Gardiner, Richard

    Birmingham: printed by John Baskerville, for G Steidel, 1762. 4to, pp. [6], 91, [1]; 4 engraved copperplates (2 folding); bound with, as often: the French version of the same: Relation de la Expedition... Birmingham, 1762, pp. [6], 91, [1]; together in contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, red morocco labels on spine, edges stained yellow; very good, sound copy. An uncommon Baskerville production, first published in London in 1759. Gaskell 24 and 25 respectively. Sabin 26628: "A beautiful specimen of typography." Not found in Howgego.



    Caribbean cultural identity; the case of Jamaica, an essay in cultural dynamics by Nettleford, Rex M

    Kingston: Institute of Jamaica, 1978. Paperback. xviii, 238p., wraps. Somewhat soiled. Lines and stamps to all page edges (previous bookstore 'sale' mark). Afro-Jamaican author.



    A Voyage in the West Indies: containing various observations made during a Residence in Barbadoes, and several of the Leeward Islands.. by Waller, John Augustine

    London: Sir Richard Phillips, 1820. First. hardcover. fine. Illustrated with 1 map and 6 black & white aquatints. Slim 8vo, 106pp., deckled edges, 1/4 recent crimson morocco, marbled boards. London: Sir Richard Phillips, 1820. First Edition. Fine. Sabin 10114; Cundall 2150. Issued as partk of Sir Richard Phillips' New Voyages.



    Histoire Universelle des Indes Orientales et Occidentales. by WYTFLIET, Cornelius (1555-1597)

    Douay: Chez Franchois Fabri, 1607. Folio, (12 x 8 inches). 3 engraved pictorial title pages (the first supplied in facsimile, without text leaves S4 and final two leaves, f6 in part three with marginal stain, some browning and staining). Part I "Histoire Universelle des Indes Orientales et Occidentales" (Wytfliet): [1-6], 1-34, 38, 36-76, [1-2], 77-136, [1-6]. Part II "Histoire Universelle des Indes Orientales" (Magin): [1-12], 1-28, 19, 30-41, [1], 42, [1], 43, [1], 44, [1], 45, 34, 45, 36, 47, 38, 49, 40-72. Part III "Histoire Universelle des Indes Orientales, de la Conversion des Indiens": [1-2], 1, [1], 2, [1], 3, [1], 4, [1], 8, [1], 6, [1], 7,[1], 7, [1], 9-17, 22, 19-22, 19, 24-71, 66. 19 fine engraved double-page maps, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces (slight browning). Later vellum over pasteboard (rebacked, covers bowed). Provenance: Contemporary marginalia. From the important library of Jean R. Perrette, his sale, Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Important Travel, Exploration & Cartography, April 5, 2016, Christie's sale 12259, Lot 34, with Perrette's bookplate to the front pastedown. Second French edition, first published in 1605, of "the first separately published atlas devoted to the Americas" (Skelton). 3 parts in one volume. With Mercator's map of the world (Shirley 207: "Reduced from Rumold Mercator's map of ten years earlier") and 18 maps of the Americas. The first part is extracted and freely translated from the first edition published in Latin in 1597, "Descriptionis Ptolemaicæ augmentum," and the fine and important series of American maps are printed from the same copper plates, with only very minor changes, primarily to the titles. The second part was written by Magini and is entirely devoted to the East Indies. Cornelis van Wytfliet, secretary to the Council of Brabant, called his atlas of the New World a supplement to Ptolemy's "Geography," although the two works are actually quite separate. Dedicated to King Philip III of Spain, and covering the history of the first European encounters with the New World, its geography, and natural history, Wyfliet used as his source the works of Acosta, Hakluyt, de Bry and Ramusio. Wytfliet's atlas was an immediate success, and six further editions, including three with French text (as here), were published within the next two decades. "It is as important in the history of the early cartography of the new world, as Ptolemy's maps are in the study of the old" (Phillips). The very fine and important maps are: [1] Utriusque Hemispherii delineatio. Double-hemispherical world map: "Curiously enough on this map the longitude of California is only about 40°. Wytfliet apparently had to shorten this in order to get America on the hemisphere. No names are shown on the coast, only to the north: El Streto de Anian and Anian Regnum" (Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast, p. 293). [The World Encompassed 204. Moreland & Bannister, Antique Maps p. 251 (illustrated) & p. 254. Shirley 207 & Plate 165. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici: 371:11:1 (illustrated 0001:371). Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast 191]. [2] Chica sive Patagonica et Australis Terra. Divided into two sections, the top showing Patagonia and Strait of Magellan, the lower showing Antarctica. [JCB, Archive of Early American Images B07-110-000. Schilder, Australia Unveiled, pp. 18-19. Tooley, The Mapping of Australia and Antarctica 1439. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 371:11:2 (illustrated 9950:371.1)]. [3] Chili Provincia amplissima. Coast of Chile from Camana to Valdivia and the Rio de Palominos or present-day Rio Calle-Calle, with many towns located along the coast. [JCB, Archive of Early American Images B07-112-000. Phillips, America, p. 233. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 371:11:3 (illustrated 9920:371)]. [4] Plata Americae Provincia. Part of South America, including Rio de la Plata region and its tributaries, Uruguay, and interior parts of southern Brazil, Chile, and Peru. This is a foundation map for the area. "R. de buenas arres" is noted. Also indicated is Asunción, where Cabeza de Vaca, after his sojourn in Texas, helped establish government for the remaining colonists of Buenos Aires in 1541. [Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 371:11:4 (illustrated 9910:371)]. [5] Brasilia. Coast of Brasil from the Tropic of Capricorn north. Most of the place names given are around the coast, while most of the interior is blank. [Phillips, America, p. 170. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 371:11:5 (illustrated 9850:371)]. [6] Peruani Regni descriptio. Coast of Peru with considerable interior detail; includes parts of Bolivia, Ecuador, and part of Brazil. Both Inca and Spanish cities are shown. Spanish development was rapid and early due to mining in the area. [Phillips, America, p. 692. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 371:11:6 (illustrated 9820:371:1)]. [7] Castilia Aurifera cum vicinis provinciis. Northwest portion of South America (mostly Colombia, with parts of Venezuela and Panama). On the prominent place name "Castilla del Oro": "This name has a shifting lodgement in the early maps and writers" (Winsor, Narrative and Critical History of America, ill. between pp. 190-191 in vol. II). In addition to the good configuration of the coastline, many locations are shown, both on the coast and interior. [JCB, Archive of Early American Images B07-111-000. Kohl 261. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 371:11:7 (illustrated 9810:371)]. [8] Residuum continentis cum adiacentibus insulis. Northern coast of South America and the Lesser Antilles. This map was used as a source for the multi-volume work published in the late nineteenth-century boundary dispute between Brazil and French Guiana (Frontières entre le Brésil et la Guyane Française, Vol. V:2451). [Phillips, America, p. 1052. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 371:11:8 (illustrated 9700:371)]. [9] Hispaniola insula. Island of Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic) and the east end of Cuba. Columbus landed on the island of Hispaniola on December 5, 1492, and claimed it for Spain, naming it "La Isla Española." He built the first Spanish settlement in the New World from the timbers of his ship. "P. Nativitat," which is shown on the north side of this map, where Columbus's settlement was located. The map shows both Spanish and indigenous settlements. "After 1540 there was a long period of stagnation in the representation of Santo Domingo. It did appear as a single map, Hispaniola Insula, in...Wytfliet in 1597, but this map represents a regression on the early versions" (B.W. Higman, "The Cartography of the Caribbean, 1500-1560" in Vol. II, General History of the Caribbean: New Societies, The Caribbean in the Long Sixteenth Century, UNESCO, 1999, p. 315). [Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 371:11:9 (illustrated 9630:371)]. [10] Cuba Insula et Iamaica. Cuba, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, eastern part of Hispaniola. Cuba had been settled for thousands of years by Arawak-speaking tribes, and was densely populated in its eastern half when first seen by Europeans during the first voyage of Columbus, who reported the Taino name as "Colba." This dynamic map shows many place names on the coast as well as the interior, and mountains are delineated in hachure. [Cueto, Cuba in Old Maps 16. Kapp, Printed Maps of Jamaica up to 1825 5. Phillips, America, p. 253. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 371:11:10 (illustrated 9610:271).] [11] Iucatana Regio et Fondura. Yucatán peninsula and southeastern Mexico to northern Panama, including Honduras, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. The 1597 state of the map "was the only sixteenth-century map to focus solely on Central America... This map is a good example of the image of Central America that was being formed in the European mind" (Bornholt, Cuatro Siglos de Expresiones Geográficas del Istmo Centroamericano 26, p. 64). "This map gives to Honduras (Fondura) all of the territory east of the Rio Grande [today's Rio Dulce], which is represented as flowing from a large body of water, apparently the Gulf of Dulce" (Mediation of the Honduran-Guatemalan Boundary Question, vol. I, p. 493). [Phillips, America, p. 214. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 371:11:11 (illustrated 9550:371). Antochiw, Historia cartográfica de la Península de Yucatán, Plate 4 in portfolio]. [12] Hispania Nova. Mexico from the far northwestern region to the southeastern area. "This map concentrated on the Spanish area of influence in present day Mexico. Like a lot of his maps he draws from Plancius' world map of 1592 amongst others. The area covered takes in all of present day southern Texas up to the latitude of 30° north.... No other states of the map are known and all issues are without text on the back" (Burden 105). The map focuses on the Spanish sixteenth-century exploration of Mexico and the Borderlands, and includes the western part of the Gulf of Mexico. The paucity of dates on Texas indicates how little was then known of the area. Modern cities of Mexico located by their present placenames include Acapulco, Culiacan, Guadalajara, Veracruz, and Mexico City. [Burden, The Mapping of North America 105. Kohl 263. Phillips, America, p. 404. Reinhartz & Saxon, The Mapping of the Entradas into the Greater Southwest, p. 203 and ill. Plate 6.56. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 371:11:12 (illustrated 9510:371). Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast 190]. [13] Granata Nova et California. Gulf of California, Mexican coast, and west coast of California, which is shown attached to the mainland; north is to the left. "The New Mexico Lake type [with] devices representing seven cities surrounding the New Mexican lake, with the nearby legend Septem civitatum Patria" (Wheat, vol. I p. 28) "The first printed map devoted to California and the south-west of the present day United States. One of the most interesting features is the depiction of so many fabled places largely from Spanish sources. Most notable amongst these are the seven cities of Cibola.... The seven cities originated from the narrative of Fray Marcos de Niza in 1539.... Some of the other nomenclature originates from Coronado's epic exploration. The outline map is fairly accurate and is derived largely from Petrus Plancius' large world map of 1592. The main coastal irregularity is the westward slant of the Californian coastline. Bearing in mind that it would be shown as part of an island in twenty five years, this is quite forgivable.... No other states of the map are known and all issues are without text on the back" (Burden 106). "Only sixteenth-century printed map specifically devoted to Southern California" (Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, Plate 41). [JCB, Early American Images 0854-2. Burden, The Mapping of North America 106. California 49: Forty-Nine Maps of California from the Sixteenth Century to the Present, Map 7 (ill. pp. 14 & 15). Kohl 282. Lowery 99. Nebenzahl, Mapping the Transmississippi West 9 (p. 8 & ill. p. 9). Phillips, America, p. 404. Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America Plate 41. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 371:11:13 (illustrated 9530:371). Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast 188. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 29]. [14] Limes occidentis Quivira et Anian. Early view of the Alaskan coast, the west coast portions of present U.S. and Canada, and the interior (including "Qvivira Regnum"and "Tolm Regnum"). "The surviving pre-discovery maps looking most like Alaska were drawn by Peter Plancius and adapted by other cartographers from about 1590 to 1600.... The apex of this trend was reached by Cornelius Wytfliet [in] the first atlas devoted entirely to America. (Verner and Stuart-Stubbs, The Northpart of America, p. 84, incorrectly state: 'in many respects this map is the first printed map of Alaska.' They apparently were unaware of Plancius, claiming that this map was derived from Gastaldi.) One of the most interesting features of the Wytfliet map is that the Arctic Circle goes through something that resembles the Seward Peninsula in both shape and location. With some imagination, one can conjure up the Mackenzie, the beginnings of an Alaska Peninsula, and so forth.... With the Wytfliet map, Anian Regnum became the dominant name for the region" (Marvin W. Falk, "Images of Pre-Discovery Alaska in the Work of European Cartographers in Arctic, vol. 37, no. 4, Unveiling the Arctic, December 1984, pp. 562-573). "The general shape derives from that of Gerard Mercator's world map of 1569, with a pronounced bulge coincidentally similar to that of Alaska as we know it today, but latitudinally larger so that its south coast is at about 40°.... At the top of the map above the Arctic Circle, we find the by now familiar Northwest Passage" (Burden 107). [Kohl 282. Lowery 85n. Phillips, America, p. 558. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 371:11:14 (illustrated 9190.371.1). Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast 189. Burden, The Mapping of North America 107]. [15] Conibas Regio cum vicinis gentibus. Central Canada, Hudsons Bay (or remnants of the Verrazzano sea theory), and the central U.S. The first depiction in a French atlas of the area. "Despite the fact that this map covers territory virtually unknown to the Europeans, it owes its existence to the fact that Wytfliet showed every part of the continent however little knowledge there was of it. This is, however, the first printed map of present day central Canada" (Burden 100). [Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, pp. 44-46. Phillips, America, p. 558. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 371:11:15 (illustrated 9120:371). Burden, The Mapping of North America 100]. [16] Florida et Apalche. Atlantic and Caribbean coast from approximately South Carolina to northeastern Mexico, including part of Yucatán and Cuba. The Rio Grande is shown by its old name, Rio Escondido. "Drawn from the Abraham Ortelius-Gerónimo de Chaves map entitled La Florida, published in 1584. However, here Wytfliet expands the area covered south to include parts of Cuba and north to C. de Arenas or the area of the Outer Banks of Carolina. It also enabled him to include the territory called APALCHE. Most of the cartography is derived from the explorations of Hernando de Soto during the years 1539-42. As such it is one of the few maps of the sixteenth century to record inland information largely drawn from first hand European sources. Along with the Ortelius map of 1584 and the Johannes Metellus of 1598, these are the only printed maps of the present day southern United States published in the sixteenth century" (Burden 104). "Wytfliet's map of the lands north of the Gulf of Mexico, Florida et Apalche, plainly was plagiarized from...Chaves' map recording the discoveries of Cabeza de Vaca, de Soto, and Moscoso [and] one of the earliest printed maps of the territory based and actual observations, and its reproduction in Wytfliet's popular work helped to correct the previous imaginary concepts of the area" (Martin & Martin p. 75). [Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps 18. Goss, The Mapping of North America 20. Jackson, Flags along the Coast. pp. 7 & 100. Kohl 225n & 264. Lemmon, et al, Charting Louisiana: Five Hundred Years of Maps, Plate 3, p. 25. Lowery 83n. Martin & Martin, Plate 6 & p. 75. Phillips, America, p. 279. Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, p. 83. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 371:11:16 (illustrated 9400:371). Burden, The Mapping of North America 104]. [17] Norumbega et Virginia. The northeastern coast of North America from Virginia to Cape Breton in New France. "This was the most accurate map of the east coast until de Laet (1630), and only the second to use Virginia in the title.... NORVMBEGA, used at first to delineate a large area and a mythical city, later came to be seen to represent the area of Penobscot River in present day Maine" (Burden 103). [Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps 19. Danforth, The Land of Norumbega: Maine in the Age of Exploration and Settlement 49. McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 597.3 (ill. p. 14). Phillips, America, p. 558. Phillips, Virginia Cartography, pp. 18-19. Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, Plate 40 (p. 80). Stokes, Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1915-28, II, Plate 20. Van der Krogt (editor), Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 371:11:17 (illustrated 9200:371.1 & 2). JCB, Early American Images 0854-1. Burden, The Mapping of North America 103]. [18] Nova Francia et Canada. Northeast Canada. "The last of the eight maps relating to North America in Wytfliet's first atlas of the New World. It is the first to use CANADA in its title, and the first to concentrate on the river and Gulf of St. Lawrence. It summarises sixteenth-century knowledge of the area just prior to the expansion of France here, and voyages of Samuel de Champlain" (Burden 102). [Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, pp. 40-43 & Plate 22. Kohl 164. Phillips, America, p. 189. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 371:11:18 (illustrated 9160:371.1). Burden, The Mapping of North America 102]. [19] Estotilandia et Laboratoris Terra. Centered on Davis Strait; shows Greenland, extreme northeastern Canada, Iceland, and the mythical island of Frisland, which appeared on virtually all of the maps of the North Atlantic from the 1560s through the 1660s, until French and English navigators explored the area. "The map's importance comes from its concentration on the area of the English voyages of Frobisher and Davis; they are depicted here in greater detail than before. Clearly derived from Cornelis Claes Nova Francia of 1594, Wytfliet interestingly draws upon the inset on it for the area of Labrador which had offered an alternative representation to the main map. Some information is shown twice on this map as both Frobisher and Davis visited the same shores but were unaware of the fact" (Burden 101). [Kohl 113. Phillips, America, p. 303. Trudel, Atlas de la Nouvelle France, p. 65. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 371:11:19 (illustrated 9110:371). Burden, The Mapping of North America 101]. "The importance of his only atlas, the first one ever printed dealing exclusively with America, cannot be emphasized enough" (Bornholt, p. 193). "The maps of the Americas are handsomely engraved and several are of special interest; such as the first separate map of the West Coast and Alaska region and the first delineation of the Canadian Northwest" (Hill pp. 331-332). "As important in the history of the early cartography of the New World as Ptolemy's maps are in the study of the Old" (Phillips Atlases 1143). "This French edition of 1605 was considerably enlarged. In addition to the landmark material on the New World, it includes a history and description of the East Indies by Magini and others" (Koeman 371:11). "This completes the story of the popularity of Ortelius down to the publication of Wytfliet, when American cartography obtained its special exponent" (Winsor, p. 472). Alden & Landis 607/100. Borba de Moraes II, p. 381. JCB (1919) II, p. 48. Phillips Atlases 1143. Sabin 105700..



    The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies. by EDWARDS, Bryan

    London, Printed for John Stockdale, 1801. Third edition, with considerable additions, three volumes, xxlv,xxxlll [1],576,vlll,617,[1],xxxll,477,[1]pp, with engraved frontispice portrait of the author, 11 folding maps, 10 folding plates, 8vo, contemporary marbled halfcalf. All volumes skilfully rebacked and apart from some minor browning/foxing in an excellent interior condition. The maps represent a general map of the West Indies, Jamaica, Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent, Dominica, St. Christopher's, Antiqua, Virgin Islands, Island of St. Domingo, & Island of Tobago. - Plates on Chistopher Columbus, Bread Fruit, Island of Cuba, Island of St. Vincent, Maroon Negroes, Trelawney Town, the Voyage of the Sable Venus from Angola, Negro Festval on St. Vincent, Sugar Mill, Black Charaibes in St. Vincent. Sabin 21901, Cox, 1793. KEYWORDS:caraibean



    The sea at Dauphin by Walcott, Derek

    Trinidad: University of the West Indies Extra-Mural Studies Unit, 1978. 25p., 5.5x8.25 inches, playscript, new edition, very good in stapled wraps. Caribbean Plays, Short-Length Play 23, general editor: E. D. Ramesar. Originally published in 1954 and by this publisher in 1966.



    Savitri by Bain, Francis J

    Paradise, St. Andrew, Grenada: Management Services, no date. Paperback. [1v], 125, ii p. Originally released in 1980, this unknown printing from around 1990-1991 (see OCLC) . Covers and page edges soiled. Black ink to top page edges near spine.



    A Topographical and Political Description of the Spanish Part of Saint-Domingo; by MOREAU DE SAINT-MERY, M. L. E

    Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by the Author, 1798. hardcover. good. Containing, general observations on the climate, population and productions; On the character and manners of the inhabitants; With an account of the several branches of the government. Translated from the French, by William Cobbett. 2 volumes. 8vo, contemporary mottled calf, leather labels, lacks last two pages of text in volume I, head of spine and edges of corners worn on volume I, spine ends lightly worn on volume II, both volumes rubbed, very lightly dampstained on title-page and 8pp. list of subscribers of volume I, light browning to many pages of both volumes with some scattered light foxing. Philadelphia: Printed by the Author, 1798. The second edition in English. This edition was published without the map that is present in the first American edition in English. The author was born in Martinique. After being admitted to the French bar, he moved to Cap Francais, Santo Domingo. In addition to his law practice there, he researched colonial law in Santo Domingo and funded the restoration of the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Evans 34138. Sabin 50572.



    Play mas, Independence & Meetings; three plays by Matura, Mustapha

    London: Methuen, 1982. Paperback. 107p., author's note, casts, very good first edition trade paperback in slightly-worn wraps. Methuen's New Theatresctripts Second Seroies No. 7. Afro-Trinidadian British playwright. Three plays on colonialism published to co-incide with the premiere of "Meetings



    Sleepy Valley A Jamaican Morality Play by Created by Knox Summer School (Jamaica) 1952. Foreword by Cicely Waite-Smith

    Port-of-Spain, Trinidad: University College of the West Indies Extra-Mural Department / The College Press, 1955. Staplebound. 32p. Covers soiled including a faint cup stain to front cover. Previous owner's name and year to title page. Uncommon. Caribbean Plays No. 1. The end result, according to Cicely Waite-Smith in the foreword (dated January 1954), of "'group play-making." The series general editor was Errol Hill.



    The Traveller's Tree: A Journey through the Caribbean Islands by Leigh Fermor, Patrick

    Paperback. Good.



    The West-India Islands; From Actual Survey and Observations: Eighteen Correct Maps: With Plans of Most of the Distinguished Harbours. by JEFFERYS, Thomas ((1719-1771), et al

    London: Robert Laurie and James Whittle, 1796. JEFFERYS, Thomas (1719-1771), et al. The West-India Islands; From Actual Survey and Observations: Eighteen Correct Maps: With Plans of Most of the Distinguished Harbours. London: Robert Laurie and James Whittle, 1796. Folio (21 x 15 2/8 inches). Letterpress title-page, 12 leaves of letterpress text (first page of text a bit spotted). 18 EXCEPTIONALLY FINE engraved maps with MAGNFICENT CONTEMPORARY HAND-COLOUR, WITH PERFECT OXIDIZATION OF THE GREEN PIGMENT by Jefferys, Robert Wilkinson, one by Faden (Granada), two by John Byres, and one each by D'Anville, James Waring, Robert Baker, Daniel Paterson and Van Keulen, all but two double-page, extra-illustrated with an additional map: "Plan of the Isle of Trinidad from the actual Surveys made in the Year 1797," (London: Laurie and Whittle, 1800), engraved vignette head-piece (some occasional pale spotting and offsetting, a few short splits along folds). Modern half calf antique, marbled boards, by Michael Wilcox. Provenance: with the small library label of Wolfgang A. Herz, on the front pastedown, his sale "Important Voyages and Travels", 9th December 2009, lot 289. AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE AND ATTRACTIVE collection of maps of the islands of the West Indies, prefaced by the 24-page "General View of the West Indies" from Jefferys's "West India Atlas" first published London: Sayer and Bennett, 1775. 16 of the maps were published by Laurie and Whittle; 14 of them are dated 1794, one is dated 1795, and the additional map of Trinidad is dated 1800. Described on the title-page as a "New Edition", first published with this title, but with "Seventeen Correct Maps" by Sayer and Bennett in 1775. A New and Complete Map of the West Indies. Comprehending all the Coasts and Islands known by that name. By Mons.r D'Anville; with Several Emendations and Improvements. London: Laurie & Whittle, 12th May, 1794. Double-page and folding. Jamaica from the Latest Surveys; Improved and Engraved by Thomas Jefferys. London: Laurie & Whittle, 12th May, 1794. With two insets: The Harbour of Bluefields; The Harbours of Kingston and Port Royal. Double-page. Ruatan or Ratan, surveyed by Lieutenant Henry Barnsley, with improvements by Thomas Jefferys. London: Laurie & Whittle, 12th May, 1794. With two insets of Old Providence and Sta Catalina; New Port-Royal Harbour as Surveyed by Lieutenant Barnsley. Double-page. The Windward Passage, with the Several Passages, from the East End of Cuba, and the North part of St. Domingo. London: Laurie & Whittle, 12th May, 1794. Double-page and folding. The Virgin Islands from English and Danish Surveys, by Thomas Jefferys,... corrected and Improved by Captain James Waring. London: Laurie & Whittle, [no date]. With two insets: Plan of Peters Island; Harbour or Road of Tortola. Double-page. St. Christophers, or St. Kitts, surveyed by Anthony Ravell Esq,... London: Laurie & Whittle, 12th May, 1794. With an inset: Nevis. Double-page. Antigua, surveyed by Robert Baker, Surveyor General of that Island. Engraved and Improved by Thomas Jefferys. London: Laurie & Whittle, 12th May, 1794. With an inset of English Harbour. Double-page. Guadeloupe, Done from Actual Surveys and Observations of the English, whilst the Island was in their Possession, with material Improvements added since the Conquest in 1794 to those made by Thomas Jefferys. London: Laurie & Whittle, 1st Jan.y, 1795. Double-page. Dominica from an Actual Survey Compleated in the Year 1773. London: Laurie & Whittle, 12th May, 1794. Double-page. Martinico, Done from Actual Surveys and Observations, made by English Engineers whilst the Island was in the Possession by Thomas Jefferys,.. Lately improved by an Officer. London: Laurie & Whittle, 1st Sept.r, 1798. With two insets: Cul de Sac Royal; Gallion Harbour. Double-page. St. Lucia; Done from Surveys and Observations made by the English whilst in their Possession by Thomas Jefferys. London: Laurie & Whittle, 12th May, 1794. With an inset Plan of the Carenage. Double-page. Barbadoes, surveyed by William Mayo, Engraved and Improved by Thomas Jefferys. London: Laurie & Whittle, 12th May, 1794. Double-page. Plan of the Island of St. Vincent laid down by Actual Survey under the Direction of the Honorable the Commissioners for the Sale of Lands in the Ceded Islands by John Byres, Chief Surveyor, 1776. London: Republished by Robert Wilkinson, 14th July 1794. Double-page and folding. Bequia of Becouya, the Northernmost of the Granadilles, Surveyed in 1763. London: Laurie & Whittle, 12th May, 1794. Full-page A New Plan of the Island of Grenada from the Original French Survey of Monsieur Pinel; taken in 1763 by Order of the Government, and now Published with the Additions of Property and other Improvements to the Present Year 1796: by Lieut. Daniel Paterson. London: William FAden, August 1st, 1796. Inset of Plan of the Town of St. George and Port Royal. Double-page and folding. Plan of the Island of Tobago, laid down by Actual Survey under the Direction of the Honourable the Commissioners for the Sale of Lands in the Ceded Islands by John Byres, Chief Surveyor, 1776. London: Robert Wilkinson, 14th July 1794. Double-page and folding. Turks Islands, from a Survey made in 1753, by the Stoops l'Aigle and l'Emeraude, by order of the French Governor of Hispaniola, with improvements from Observations made in 1770 in the St. Edward Hawke Kings Schooner. London: Laurie & Whittle, 12th May, 1794. Full-page. Curacao, from The Dutch Originals of Gerard Van Keulen, Regulated by Astronomical Observations. London: Laurie & Whittle, 12th May, 1794. With an inset Plan of Fort Amsterdam. London: Rob.t Sayer, 20 Feb.y, 1775. Plan of the Isle of Trinidad from the actual Surveys made in the Year 1797. London: Robert Laurie and James Whittle, 1800. Double-page. Published at the height of England's domination of world trade, particularly of the West Indies Sugar trade. This later and selective edition of Jefferys' The West-India Atlas: or, A Compendious Description of the West-Indies...London: Robert Sayer and John Bennett, 1775, with 18 maps, rather than the original 39 maps, is evidence of William Pitt's determination to create a class of wealth in England that the world had never seen before, only to be dashed a few years later by the Napoleonic Wars. First edition thus, preceded by an edition with 17 maps only, and published posthumously, Jefferys first announced "The West-India Atlas" in his advertising for "A Description of the Spanish Islands and Settlements of the Coast of the West Indies", 1772, and intended as a companion for his celebrated "American Atlas", published by Sayer and Bennett in 1775. Combining both the elements of an atlas and a pilot, with geographic and hydrographic information, accuracy, depth and breadth of information. The maps include those for the individual islands, including Cuba, of the West Indies. Thomas Jefferys published some of "the most important eighteenth-century maps of the Americas, a series given cohesion and impetus by the preliminary hostilities and eventual outbreak of the Seven Years' War. Among many individual works of note were Joshua Fry's and Peter Jefferson's 1751 survey of Virginia, engraved and published by Jefferys in 1753, and Joseph Blanchard's and Samuel Langdon's New Hampshire (1761), the first published map of the state. The culmination of this concentration of work was the atlas published in association with Robert Sayer as A General Topography of North America in 1768. Posthumous collections were published by Sayer in 1775 as The American Atlas, The North-American Pilot, including important charts by James Cook, and The West-India Atlas, for which a collection of working drafts survives in the British Library (BL Maps 188.o.2). "Jefferys's status was underlined by his publication of many of the key geographical texts of the period. His The Conduct of the French, with Regard to Nova Scotia of 1754 lays the ground for British claims, evincing detailed knowledge of the ‘geographical slight of hand’ of recent French maps (p. 52). Jefferys also published the London edition of The Journal of Major George Washington (1755) and, among many substantial works, A Description of the Spanish Islands … of the West Indies (1762), with charts based on captured Spanish originals. The end of hostilities saw a shift of emphasis to more domestic mapping and Jefferys was the engraver of the map of Devon (1765) by Benjamin Donn that gained the first award made by the Society of Arts in its effort to improve technical standards of large-scale county mapping. Jefferys's contribution in this area was considerable, with his own large-scale surveys of six counties. "Jefferys was appointed geographer to George III in December 1760. His apprentices and assistants included Isaac Taylor, John Ainslie, John Spilsbury, Thomas Donald, and John Lodge. Aside from his own publications he produced many maps for the books and magazines of the period, as well as a wide range of other engraved material, including some early geographical board games. He stocked a large selection of prints and was also a major importer of the best and most recent maps from overseas. As the leading map supplier of his day he was a principal figure in the emergence of London as an international centre of cartographic enterprise" (Laurence Worms for DNB). Laurie & Whittle was one of the foremost British cartographic firms of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. As the successors to Sayer & Bennett, who published Thomas Jefferys' groundbreaking "American Atlas," Laurie & Whittle became heirs to a legacy of international cartographic excellence and predominance. Philips 3946. Catalogued by Kate Hunter.



    Carte Des Antilles Francoises Et Des Isles Voisines; Incredible map of the Lesser Antilles (Grenada upside down) by COVENS, Jean and MORTIER, Cornielle (after Guillaume Delisle)

    Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier. unbound. Map. Uncolored engraving. Sheet measures 24.5" x 20.75". This wonderful map of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies dates to circa 1745. Based on the earlier map by Delisle, the map covers from Guadeloupe to Grenada and includes the islands of Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Barbados. Incredibly detailed, several towns and rivers are identified, as are some coastal features. Curiously, Grenada is depicted upside down and situated more to the west and north than its actual location. This can be attributed to the manusctipt map by Petit, which was the original source for the Delisle map. Petit might have shifted the islands simply to fit them all on the same sheet. The position of Grenada would eventually be corrected by Buache in the 1760 resissue. The map is in good condition with minor wear and toning along the original centerfold. Minor offsetting and foxing. The Amsterdam publishing firm of Covens and Mortier (1665-c. 1862) was established by Cornelius Mortier and Jean Covens. Together, the two republished the works of great 17th and early 18th century Dutch and French cartographers such as De L'Isle, Allard, Jansson, De Wit, and Ottens. The firm quickly grew into one of the largest and most prolific Dutch publishing outfits of the 18th century and enjoyed a long and prolific life under a variety of names. Guillaume Delisle (1675-1726) was a legendary French cartographer known for introducing a new standard of accuracy into 17th-century mapmaking. He was one of the cartographers who propelled the French school of map-making away from Dutch dominance. The French school emphasized science and accuracy over ornament. His family took over the business and kept publishing maps well into the late 18th century. He used astronomical observations to determine locations and draw more precise coastlines. He continually updated his maps and dispelled prevailing geographical inaccuracies throughout his life.



    Gents: a novel by Collins, Warwick

    London: Marion Boyars, 1997. Hardcover. 156p., toning of paper stock as common with UK titles otherwise a very good first UK edition in boards and unclipped dj. Comic clash of cultures in the men's public urinals. Black West Indian immigrant protagonist.



    Skins on the earth by St. John, Primus

    Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 1976. Trade Paperback. 83p., one of 1,000 copies, slightly faded wraps. African American poet. African-American writer, raised in New York by his West Indian grandparents.



    Blackfunk by Presley, Michael

    Brooklyn: Blackfunk Publishing, 2000. Paperback. 195p., revised edition 2, wraps. Presely's first novel, which became a series.




    Boston: Garrison & Knapp, 1833. 36pp, stitched. Widely scattered foxing, Good+. Rejecting the racism inherent in the American Colonization Society's deportation policies, Garrison and his American Anti-Slavery Society attack Colonizationists and call for immediate emancipation of the slaves. This document prints articles by leading British abolitionists on "the practicability of conquering Prejudice by better means than by Slavery and Exile." Garrison's attack signals the increased antagonism which abolitionists would continue to display against advocates of colonization. AI 179868 [5]. Blockson 2504. LCP 1611.



    The Traveller's Tree: A Journey Through the Caribbean Islands by Fermor, Patrick Leigh

    Paperback. Very Good.




    London: J. Mechell, 1740. [4], 28 pp, with the half title as issued. Disbound, else Very Good. Keith was familiar with North America: he was surveyor-general of the customs in Virginia, and Lieutenant-Governor of Pennsylvania. According to ESTC, this is the only edition. Keith justifies the War as necessary "for absolutely securing, for the future, the Freedom of the British Nation, in the Seas of America; without which, our Plantations Abroad can no longer subsist; and it is evident that both our Manufactures and Trade at Home, are greatly encouraged and supported by the Aid we continually receive from that Quarter." Britain has a "natural and indubitable right to Navigate in the American Seas without being Seiz'd, Searched, or Stopped under any Pretence whatsoever." A successful conclusion of the War will increase Britain's strength in the New World. England must "make an intire Conquest of some convenient Island and Port in the West-Indies, which may serve as a Key to the Navigation of those Seas, and a secure Protection to the extensive and important Trade she is obliged to carry on in those Parts." Keith suggests the island of Cuba for such a purpose. After the War, England will prosper in mutual interest with Spain. Once again, England will be "able to furnish the Spanish West-Indies with Negroes, and all Kinds of dry Goods... It would be an easy Matter for those two Nations thus united in Interest together, so to Settle the Prices and Rules of the Markets every where." ESTC T4142. Sabin 86783. John Carter Brown 612, 653.



    Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of the Windward Islands by CAREY & LEA

    Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1822. unbound. very good. F. Lucas. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 11 5/8" x 10", image plus text measures 16 5/8" x 20.75". Nice map of the Windward Islands, including information pertaining to history, climate and culture of Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago. From "A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas..." of 1822. Minor aging along edges, small chip to lower right corner.

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