Kirkwood & Son/Thomson, John. St. Vincent/Barbadoes. Edinburgh Published in Thomson’s ” New General Atlas” c. 1814-17

Copper engraved map hand coloured in outline.A few minor chips to margins with small loss to right corner, 3 minute pinholes (not visible unless held up to the light) else a very nice example.

19-3/4″ x 23-1/2″-50.1 x 59.6 cm..

An attractive and detailed double page map of the Windward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean showing settlements, parishes and mountain ranges. St. Vincent was originally inhabited by the Garifuna (escaped slaves from Africa), and after the French settled, it was ceded to the British after the Seven Years War in 1763. St. Vincent is considered one of the largest islands in the Eastern chain and of late has experienced considerable volcanic activity. Barbados was originally settled by Arawaks from Venezuela, but were soon conquered by the Caribs. By the 17th Century the British has colonized the island. Both islands relied heavily on enslaving the population to exploit the sugar cane trade.