Jeffery's beautiful and detailed chart of Curaçao
By JEFFERYS, Thomas , 1794

Curacao from the Dutch Originals of Gerard van Keulen, Regulated by Astronomical Observations.

America Caribbean
  • Author: JEFFERYS, Thomas
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Published by Laurie & Whittle, No.53 Fleet Street
  • Publication date: 12th May, 1794.
  • Physical description: Double-page engraved chart, original hand-colour in outline, inset plan of Fort Amsterdam.
  • Dimensions: 460 by 610mm (18 by 24 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 2081


This finely detailed chart was first published in Thomas Jefferys’ ‘West India Atlas’ of 1775. The chart is based upon the work of the great Dutch cartographer Gerard van Keulen, and depicts harbours, shoals and banks, Fort Amsterdam, plantations, salt pans, ruined houses, wells, anchorages and vegetation; Relief is shown by hachures, and depths by soundings; to the upper right are four coastal profiles.

The present chart was published in the 1794 edition of the Pilot by Laurie and Whittle.


  1. cf NMM 366 pl. 103 for an example of the 1796 edition.