Scarce routier of the West Indies
By COWLEY, John , 1739

A Description of the Windward Passage and Gulf of Florida, with the course of the British Trading-Ships to, and from the Island of Jamaica. Also an Account of the Trade-Winds and Currents on the Coasts thereabouts, at different Seasons of the Year. Illsutrated with a Chart of the Coast of Florida, and of the Islands of Bahama, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and the adjacentsmaller Islands, Shoals, Rocks, and other remarkable Things in the Course of the Navigation in the West Indies.

  • Author: COWLEY, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: London, printed and sold by J. Applebee, in Bolt-Court
  • Publication date: 1739.
  • Physical description: 1 vol 8vo (205 by 164mm), 23, [5] (Index), 7 (A Letter on the present State of the Spanish West Indies), [1] (Just published by John Applebee) pp. 1 folding map, old boards.
  • Inventory reference: 2169


First edition of this scarce routier of the West Indies, attributed to John Cowley. Mathematician and Geographer of his Majesty (George II), Cowley’s most famous work is “Counties of England” (1745). He was a professor of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, London, for a number of years between 1761 and 1773. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in April, 1768.


  1. Sabin, 19726
  2. Tooley, p. 136
  3. JCB, ESTCT31704.

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