Rare chart of Jamaica printed in Dublin
By GRIERSON, George , 1734

The Island of Jamaica

America Caribbean
  • Author: GRIERSON, George
  • Publication place: Dublin
  • Publisher: Sold by George Grierson at the two Bibles in Essex Street
  • Publication date: 1749
  • Physical description: Double-page engraved chart, inset chart of Port Royal.
  • Dimensions: 520 by 420mm (20.5 by 16.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1409


Rare chart of Jamaica.

George Greirson produced a pirated version of the Fourth Book of the English Pilot in 1749. All the plates were copied from those in Mount and Page’s edition of 1732, and were engraved in Dublin. Many of the charts, including the present example bear Greirson’s imprint and his address, “at the two Bibles in Essex Street”.