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VISIONS OF THE CARIBBEAN

map, 1715
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Herman Moll, d. 1732.

A map of the West-Indies or the islands of America in the North Sea: with ye adjacent countries; explaning [sic] what belongs to Spain, England, France, Holland &c. also ye trade winds, and ye several tracts made by ye galeons and flota from place to place.

London: printed for Tho. Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard and John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill, 1715?

Europeans' mapping of the Caribbean was fundamental to their conception and possession of the region. This map provides information of great importance to eighteenth-century Europeans-the locations of their colonies, the routes of the Spanish treasure ships (upon which other nations preyed) and the prevailing winds on which their sailing ships depended.

Gift of Bruce Matheson, 2004.
Image no. 2004-254-1

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