A Chart of the Islands of Anegada, together with the Vessels wrecked thereon. Copied at the Quarter Master Genls. Office, Horse Guards. By Chas. Noyce. June 16th, 1824. Virgin Islands., House of Commons.

A Chart of the Islands of Anegada, together with the Vessels wrecked thereon. Copied at the Quarter Master Genls. Office, Horse Guards. By Chas. Noyce. June 16th, 1824.

[London.]: James Basire sculp. Luke Hansard & Sons, Printers. 1825. Item #3661

A fascinating map of the westernmost portion of the British Virgin Islands. In addition to Anegada, the map includes Musquito, Prickley Pear, Necker Island, Eustatia and a portion of Virgin Corda [sic]. Details on Anegada include "Pyramids of Conch Shells left by the Charaibe Indians" and a "Natural Canal, known but by few of the Inhabitants." The most striking aspect of the chart is the identification -- often by name and date -- of more than 30 shipwrecks. One of these, the "Donna Paula with Slaves... 1819" is highlighted in red with a pointing finger. Above top neat line: "I. Papers Relating to Captured Negroes." Below lower neat line: "Ordered by The House of Commons to be Printed, 16th March 1825. Maps from British Parliamentary reports of this time period are quite uncommon; we find no listing of the map in the Antique Map Price Record through its 26-volume run.

Price: $1,600.00

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