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Maps of the West Indies

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The examples shown here are maps of the West Indies held in the Maps Special Collection. Click on the thumbnail images to see a larger version of the maps. All maps are available for viewing during Special Collections business hours.


An Accurate Map of the West Indies. [S.l., s.n.: 1810?] Call Number: G 4900 1810z .A25

The author and publisher are unknown for this map. The part of the map which usually contains the names of the engraver and publisher is cut off. It is only speculation that the publication year is 1810.

map of the Web Indies thumbnail


Cooper, H.West Indies on Mercator's Projection.London : Sherwood, Neely & Jones, 1809. Call Number: G 4900 1809 .C66

Engraved by Cooper.

map of the West Indies with the coastlines colored in orange thumbnail


Edwards, Bryan, 1743-1800.Map of the Island of Dominica for the History of the West Indies.London : J. Stockdale, 1794. Call number: G 5100 1794 .E38

map of Dominica from 1794 thumbnail


Edwards, Bryan, 1743-1800.Map of the Island of St. Christopher’s for the History of the West Indies.London : J. Stockdale, 1794. Call Number: G 5040 1794 .E38

Notes: St. Christopher’s is now called St. Kitt's. The island of Nevis is included as an inset.

map of St. Christopher's Island (now called St. Kitt's) from 1794 thumbnail


Edwards, Bryan, 1743-1800:Map of the Island of St. Vincent for the History of the West Indies.London : J. Stockdale, 1794. Call Number: G 5120 1794 .E36

map of St. Vincent from 1794 thumbnail


Guthrie, William, 1708-1770. West Indies: From the Best Authorities.[London: J. Johnson, 1808]. Call Number: G 4900 1801 .G87

Engraved by J. Russell. From Guthrie’s Atlas to Guthrie’s System of Geography, 1808.

Please note: The text is blurry in the original map.

map of the West Indies with the coastlines outlined in orange thumbnail


Hall, Sidney.West Indies.London : Longman, [182-?] Call Number: G 4900 1820z .H35

map of the West Indies with the coastlines outlined in orange from probably 1820 thumbnail


Salmon, Thomas, 1679-1767.West Indies.[Edinburgh, 1767]. Call Number: G 4390 1767 .S2

From Salmon’s A New Geographical and Historical Grammar. . . and the Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the World . . ., 1767.

Note : There are stains south of Cuba and around the Windward Islands. There is no text on the verso. The map was likely removed from a book.

map of the West Indies from 1767 thumbnail


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