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Scarce early English chart of the Bahamas, including the tip of Florida, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica, the western part of Hispaniola and Cozumel to the far west.

The map is filled with rhumb lines, and is decorated with a great compass rose and a handsome cartouche. The map appeared in a few editions of the English Pilot, Fourth Book, but is one of the scarcer charts to appear in the Fourth Book, probably because it was replaced relatively quickly by other maps. The treatment of Florida is quite distinctive, with two massive Bays on the West Coast. Excellent detail in the Bahamas, one of the largest scale treatments of the region in the first half of the 18th Century.