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Cartographer: Richard Ligon
Title: : A topographicall Description and Admeasurement of the Yland of Barbados in the West Indyaes
Date: 1657      Size: 20 x 15 inches
Published: London
Description: This rare map of Barbados is the earliest printed map of the island. It names the owners of all of the principal houses and estates, and is decorated with vignettes of armoured riders, camels, wild pigs, and sea monsters.
Map Ref: WIND4153
Cartographer: John Speed
Title: : A Map of Jamaica | Barbados
Date: 1676      Size: 20 x 15 inches
Published: London
Description: John Speed's celebrated maps of Barbados and Jamaica printed together on one page. From the first world atlas by an Englishman, 'A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World'. English text on verso. Coloured.
Map Ref: WIND3005
Cartographer: Robert Morden
Title: : The Island of Barbados
Date: 1688      Size: 5 x 7 inches
Published: London
Description: Attractive miniature map of Barbados with a charming contemporary description of the island below and on the verso. Coloured.
Map Ref: WIND3852
Cartographer: Herman Moll
Title: : The Island of Barbadoes
Date: c. 1735      Size: 14 x 11 inches
Published: Dublin
Description: George Grierson's Irish edition of Herman Moll's richly detailed map of Barbados, divided into parishes and showing roads and paths "according to an actual and accurate survey".
Map Ref: WIND4208
Cartographer: Mount & Page
Title: : Barbados
Date: c. 1740      Size: 10 x 15 inches
Published: London
Description: Crude English sea chart of Barbados marking hazardous shoals and safe harbours. Decorated with rhumb lines and a compass rose. Below the map is a description and a profile of the island. Coloured.
Map Ref: WIND3201
Cartographer: Georges-Louis Le Rouge
Title: : Isle St. Christophle/ La Barbade
Date: 1748      Size: 8 x 11 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Barbados and St. Kitts. Two maps on one sheet. Roads, settlements, and forts are marked, while mountainous regions are illustrated pictorially. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: WIND3868
Cartographer: Gerard van Keulen
Title: : Nieuwe Land en Zeekart ven het Eyland Barbados geleegen in West India onder de Caibesse Eylanden
Date: 1753      Size: 20 x 23 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Early detailed map showing plantations and sugar mills with an inset of Bridgetown. Strong impression. (SL)
Map Ref: WIND3233
Cartographer: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
Title: : Carte de L'Isle de la Barbade
Date: 1758      Size: 16 x 22 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Barbados. Decorative sea chart of the island with churches, settlements, and mountain ranges marked. Known reefs and rocks along the coast of the island are also included on the map.
Map Ref: WIND4140
Cartographer: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
Title: : Carte de L'Isle de la Barbade
Date: c. 1759      Size: 6 x 8 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Barbados divided into its parishes. Published in 'Histoire générale des Voyages' by Abbé Antoine François Prévost with maps provided by J.N. Bellin, Royal Hydrographer to King Louis XIV. Coloured.
Map Ref: WIND4177
Cartographer: Thomas Jefferys
Title: : Barbadoes
Date: 1775      Size: 19 x 25 inches
Published: London
Description: Barbados. Beautiful large, detailed map of the island with side elevation insets. Coloured. (SL)
Map Ref: WIND3581
Cartographer: Bryan Edwards
Title: : A Map of the Island of Barbadoes
Date: 1791      Size: 7 x 9 inches
Published: London
Description: The island of Barbados showing the location of the parishes and taken from local surveys obtained by the planter, Bryan Edwards. Coloured.
Map Ref: WIND4191
Cartographer: John Thomson
Title: : Barbadoes
Date: 1814      Size: 12 x 20 inches
Published: London
Description: Map of the island of Barbados with individual plantations marked and hill-shaded relief. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: WIND4092
Cartographer: Direct. of Colonies
Title: : Barbados
Date: 1948      Size: 5 x 7 inches
Published: London
Description: Vintage map of Barbados based on a survey by the Colonial Service. An inset places the island in relation to the West Indies. Printed colour.
Map Ref: WIND4108