Highly detailed map of Antigua and neighboring Islands, from the English Pilot, Fourth Book, published by Mount & Page.
The English Pilot was one of the most important and enduring privately published sea atlases. First published by John Seller in the late 17th Century, the atlas of working sea charts was expanded and published on a continuous basis by various publishers until 1803.
The maps were intended as working sea charts. While mariners often complained of their inaccuracies, there is no question that they were of tremendous commercial and navigational importance during the 18th Century.
This detailed chart includes many bays, islands, shoals, forts, the location of towns and storehouses, soundings, shoals, breakers, etc. Includes rhumblines and a large compass rose. The text on the verso includes a description of Antigua and coastal profiles.