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Detailed engraved map of the Caribbean issued by Henry Teesdale in London in 1834.

The map covers the Caribbean from South Florida to the northern coast of South America.

An interesting feature of the map is the color-coding of the islands, which are differentiated between the British, Spanish, French, Dutch, Danish, and Swedish. Independent islands are shown in green.

Condition Description
Original hand-color in full. Minor centerfold toning.
Henry Teesdale Biography

Teesdale was a London-based map publisher. He was an early Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, elected in 1830. Teesdale partnered with John Hordan and William Colling Hodson, but this arrangement dissolved in 1832. Afterward, he continued to work on his own and periodically with colleagues like John Crane Dower, Christopher Greenwood, Josiah Henshall and others. He published a variety of atlases and separately-issued maps. His business was quite successful, as he registered as a partner in the Royal Bank of Scotland in 1845.