Porto Rico and Virgin Isles

Author: Thomson, John
Publisher: Thomson, John
Date: 1817
Location: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Dimensions: 52.0 x 61.0 cm.
Scale: Scale not given
Call Number: G4900 1817 .T41


This combination map of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Hispaniola was published in the 1817 edition of Thomson's ''New General Atlas''. Although by this time Puerto Rico and the eastern half of Hispaniola were both firmly in the hands of the Spanish, the Taino words for the big islands are given alongside their Spanish names -- "Boiiquá and "Haiti." These maps are primarily topographical, recording very few human settlements, but mountains, rivers, inlets, bays, capes, and other coastal features are recorded in detail.

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